BONE CARVED OWL EFFIGY
This carved bone owl effigy was found several years ago by Fred Bollinger in Scott County, Missouri. Although it's not finely carved and does have some damage at the bottom front where the feet may have been, it does have enough features to identify it as an owl. It has a round head, large eyes, two "horns," and engraved wings. The deeply grooved neck suggests that it may have been suspended from the groove. This bone carved owl may have been made from deer bone and it measures 1 11/16 inches (4.3 cm) long.