Are these deer jawbones.

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by knighten, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. knighten

    knighten Well-Known Member

    http://[​IMG]We dug these bones up in a cave when we were little,they are from missouri where i grew up at.We found arrowheads and pottery also.They were from the osage indians.If you can tell what there from feel free to let me know.I assume the jawbones are deer.
     
  2. 7 point

    7 point Well-Known Member

    Those jawbones look pretty big I'd say Bigfoot:cool:
     
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  3. I would have to say that they are to big to be a deer. But I am no expert
     
  4. Sylamore

    Sylamore Super Moderator Staff Member

    Either deer or possibly elk jaw bones. Couple of rib bones on the bottom of the photo and some leg bones. Interesting photo! :thumb:
     
  5. knighten

    knighten Well-Known Member

    I didnt think about elk.Could be from the eastern elk.I think the last ones were killed in the 1860s in Mo.We had lots of arrowheads and pottery.some peices of pottery were whole bowls and such.My brother gave it to college he was going to.
     
  6. wrecker19

    wrecker19 Well-Known Member

    Very cool!! Can you give us a picture of the good stuff though, I'm sure you have a good collection going :biggrin:
     
  7. Vetrock

    Vetrock Well-Known Member

    You have a couple of tibia and an humerus in there, and they look very much like dog bones. Maybe you have different animals in there.
     
  8. SalineRiver

    SalineRiver Well-Known Member

    coolest thread EV-AH!:clap:
     
  9. Definitely more than one critter represented there. The jaw bones are way too big for deer. Look at them compared to the vertebrae at the top of the photo. I also see 3 different size rib bones.

    Cool find.
     
  10. knighten

    knighten Well-Known Member

    I have several more but these are the best ones.
     
  11. I dont think there deer. Way to big. It does however look to be some kind of grass eater.
     
  12. camron

    camron Super Member<br>2010 Deer Hunting Contest Winner

    Me thinks horse. There were also camels in North America at one time.
     
  13. jublain

    jublain Well-Known Member

    They kinda look like the top part of the jaw like part of the skull. The one with the hole in it looks like part of a horse skull.
     
  14. xbigp

    xbigp Well-Known Member

    my grandpa got teeth just like that ???
     
  15. gutpile

    gutpile Well-Known Member

    seen one not too long ago on hwy 65N, someones pet but it will kinda freak you out when you look out there expecting a deer just anywhere then a camel appears.