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This item was found inside grey clay just above hard, red shale, just East of Harper, KS in Harper County. The area is mapped as a junction between "Red Hills - Permian" and "Wellington-Mc Pherson Lowlands - Pleistocene." The clay surface was 12 feet below the general land surface in a creek cut with running water. The bone is very hard and heavy and "tinks" like a rock upon tapping with metal. Almost no response from a sensitive metal detector... Maybe none. A Mammoth tooth was found about 70 yards down stream in years past. Bison teeth, Horse teeth, deer teeth and bones of such are common. One large black shark tooth found about 200 yards upstream that had been shaped into a tool, but it may have been carried by Indians since stone scrapers, awls and knives have been found. I would appreciate any thoughts. The unique scalloped marrow area puzzles me, but could be the circulation feed to a horn. There is a very straight longitudinal cleavage line which could reflect man remodeling by splitting in half or such. Seems odd that'd happen accidentally.