Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Thank you to everyone who participated in our collections mystery challenge. The object was correctly identified by one of our volunteers as a whale ear bone. Whale ears are quite fascinating, located in the jaw bone whale ears are insulated by air to create directional hearing underwater. Now why we have this fascinating whale ear bone in our collection at the Latah County Historical Society is beyond me, if anybody has any theories on how this got to be here at LCHS I would be all ears.