Dead Deer Decomposition – Bone Collection

I often find deer skeletons while walking in the forest, most likely a result of car collisions. I collect the bones occasionally for simulated archaeological digs with students when studying Native Americans and dinosaur dig birthday parties with 4 year old kids who swear they found dinosaur bones. Some of you may collect skulls/bones for display, educational purposes or for primitive tool projects so out of curiosity for the decomposition process, this past spring I dragged a recently dead deer into a spot where some of my environmental science students/campers and I could make observations. Below are a few pictures of that process.

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