Friday, June 13, 2008

Chicken Yard Forensics


Take a close look, Watson. What can we deduce from the curious markings on this bone, recently photographed in Vicki's chicken yard?

(Had me stumped for a moment, I'll admit.)
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9 comments:

ilflatlander said...

Maybe the bone was used for a cork in a moonshine jug and every time it was used it created a new ring on the bone.

Could have been used to count chickens. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Creative, very creative, my dear Watson . . . but no. Note the extreme regularity of the rings.

Tammy said...

Too funny... I'm thinking sawn--like maybe one of those spiral ham bone things. (you can tell I get out allot..ha...)
Tammy

Vicki Lane said...

And the shepherd from Missouri is correct!

I was initially fooled (a Cherokee artifact is what sprang to mind) because the bone looks so ancient. But a year or so in the chicken yard could account for that.

rachael said...

I thought that it looked like something that was found in the outhouse in your latest book!

Vicki Lane said...

Could be . . . I'll never tell.

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Susan M. Bell said...

Images from the many crime shows I watch, and books I read, come to mind. I figured a saw of some kind, but thought it was weird how all the lines were so straight and regular. I know nothing of how the spiral hams are made, so would never have come up with that. Kudos to Tammy...

Vicki Lane said...

Yep, we have one at our Christmas party every year -- this must be from one of those.