It is possible that future archival research may clear up the unanswered question of why the Fenske site was not excavated at that time. Overstreet of the Great Lakes Archeological Research Center and asked him to look at them. Overstreet had been doing work on stone tools in the area at the time, he agreed that the markings on the bones did appear to be from butchering activity.
I missed 2 classes, spent few hours doing assignments the day before each exam. Some students do very well, so I know the problem is me. He doesn't assign homework, but gives plenty of practice sheets. His personality isn't for everyone, I find him entertaining though. he will continue to give you low marks on other tests!This article raises more questions as inaccuracies and mysteries surface. The weight difference between the first story of 75 lbs and the second story of it being 35 lbs can probably be explained due to the loss of water in the bone. Joyce agreed that most of the mammoth bones that were in the museum's collection, specifically the bones from the Schaeffer site, Fenske site, and Mud Lake site had distinctive cut marks that could only be explained by their location and shape as actual butchering marks made by stone tools. The tests produced the dates of 13,470 /- 50 BP and 13,510 /- BP. Joyce removed a sample from the shaft of the Fenske femur, and sent it to Stafford Research Laboratories for retesting.Starting with the recovery of the Fenske femur bone during the process of the demolition of the old Rhode Opera House: How did it find its way there? The only explanation is that in the June 29, 1926 story the bone was improperly measured. Murphy claimed that it was not Pat Drissel who was in charge of the construction gang that found the bones. The loss of 6 inches is a little more difficult to explain as the Fenske femur is on display in the new Kenosha Public Museum and still measures the full 49 inches. David Wassion while examining the mammoth bones at the Kenosha Public Museum noticed strange markings on the Fenske femur that appeared to him to be man-made with stone tools. Two more tests produced dates of 11,230 /- 40 BP and 11,220 /- 40 BP.The first report of this find is found in an article on the front page of the Kenosha Evening News dated June 26, 1919. The work crew unearthed a large femur bone and several additional bones. Maurer stated that the bones were located " just a few feet under the surface " and were in an excellent state of preservation. Maurer removed the femur and a vertebra that was estimated as being 12 inches across, and brought them to the office of the Kenosha Evening News.The size of femur measured 49 inches in length and 25 inches in circumference and weighed approximately 75 pounds (most likely due to its water content).
The personnel involved in the demolition contacted Mr. Maurer the station agent, and his work crew were digging a sewer line under the railroad tracks, and the bones were found "Just a few feet under the surface", while the July 1, 1926 article in the Kenosha Telegraph Courier describes an encounter between Mr.