Loading 3D model
You are seeing a 360° image instead.
Connection error. Please try again.
Sorry, the model can't be displayed.
Please check out our FAQ to learn how to fix this issue.
It looks like your browser or this site is blocking some scripts or cookies necessary to properly display the viewer.
Or visit the Help Center for more information:
Aurochs Skull 1977-5012 3D Model
The aurochs, or the wild ox (Bos primigenius), extinct since 1627, was once widespread throughout Europe, northern Africa, and southern Asia, where Palaeolithic rock and cave paintings indicate that it was important to humans as prey and perhaps also in rituals. Cattle were domesticated from aurochsen about 10 000 years ago and, as for most other domestic animal species, domestication was probably limited to a few regions including the Near East (Bos taurus) and Asia (Bos indicus) .
The Museum modern mammal collections have three fairly complete skulls of this species now available as surface scans for download for all those interested in domestication, bovids and the evolutionary history of cattle.
NHMUK ARC 1977.5012 corresponds to the skull of an adult Bos primigenius complete with horn cores and cheek teeth. This specimen was collected from the Lake District, England and was presented by Mrs. M.G. Leigh in 1971.
CC Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Author must be credited. No commercial use.Learn more