Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Show Me a Dog or a Cat with Molars Like This

I'm posting this so mon Capitaine Dr. Ladislav Nejman can see just how much like a cow or a horse was the degree of occlusal wear on cave bear cheek teeth.
Occlusal view of a well worn Ursus spelaeus molar


Here's a lateral view of the same tooth


And here's a small pastiche of a cave bear's dental toolkit, complete with a well-worn molar like the others shown here




Here follows a lateral view of the overall occlusal wear on an old gaffer



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