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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    Human altered bone?

    Long time lurker, first time poster here. Any opinions are appreciated!

    I found this piece of bone about 5 feet down in a hole I dug on my property in Southwest Iowa near the Missouri River. I have found a few random crude stone tools in the same general area as well. Can anyone identify? It's about the size of a baseball. It sure appears to have been altered to my untrained eye... almost looks like it could of been used as a spool or the like?

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    Welcome
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    Welcome. First off, i see no reason to think its a human bone. second, it does look altered but Im not sure what im looking at. do you have pics from other angles and with something to show scale?
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    Sometimes our brain plays funny tricks on us when we read. Human altered not altered human. Did that clear it up for you Gar?

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    Duhhhh.... Thanks Mr Ellis. i see your point.
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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    Sorry the other pics didn't show up for some reason. For the life of me I can't figure out what kind of bone this is. I will try this again with pics...

    Another front view
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    Last edited by dirthound; 02-15-2018 at 12:22 PM.

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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    The pics aren't the clearest... but the inner part of the bone sure looks like it has indention/remnants of it being lashed to something or had rope spooled on it?

    Human altered bone?-dscf5477-jpg

 

 

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