Fractured Bones - Day's Knob Site
fragments (apparently deer) shown below appeared about 30 cm (12") beneath
the current terrain surface, all in the same area of the site. Spirally
fractured bones are generally considered to be good evidence of
human activity, such breakage normally being the result of
striking with a hard object (typically a rock).
|Below left: The above
bone fragment, outside surface. The edge appears to be
carved (classic bird image?). On the surface and beneath
old plant growth is a very short length of artificially dyed red
plant fiber. (Artificially dyed fiber identified by Dr.
Scott Moody, professor of forensic biology at Ohio University.)
Below right, the object in situ,
eroding from the ground.
fractured bone fragments from the same location:
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