Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries and the forthcoming And the Crows Took Their Eyes . . .
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. :-)
Creative, very creative, my dear Watson . . . but no. Note the extreme regularity of the rings.
Too funny... I'm thinking sawn--like maybe one of those spiral ham bone things. (you can tell I get out allot..ha...)Tammy
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.
I thought that it looked like something that was found in the outhouse in your latest book!
Could be . . . I'll never tell.
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...
Yep, we have one at our Christmas party every year -- this must be from one of those.
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