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  1. Bison bison. Wisconsin glaciation. Southern Minnesota, Brown County. Science Museum of Minnesota. Found in a riverbed in September of 2020 on a joint citizen scientist and Science Museum outing. I found this femur by noticing the femoral head sticking out of the river bottom. External Post:
  2. Hey guys! Found this medial Phalanx yesterday - and can’t figure out if it’s cow and thus modern, or bison and thus a fossil. It’s heavier than modern bones I’ve found but I wouldn’t say it’s rock solid/fully mineralized yet. Measures 47mm long by 25mm wide. @Harry Pristis I was looking at your comparison for them and can’t tell any discernible differences, any idea which this may be?
  3. TimWillDye

    Atlas Vertebrae from Bison?

    Hello new friends, My family just returned from a trip to Edisto Beach South Carolina, USA. We were walking the beach between Jeremy's Cay and the Pavilion looking for shells and shark's teeth when we almost tripped over this specimen. Based on image searches, it appears to be an atlas vertebrae possibly from a Bison. I am interested in a proper ID and learning as much as I can about it. I am attaching images, but if you need more information or better images, please let me know. I really appreciate any help you can give.
  4. i.amsherlocked

    Bison vertebrae?

    Found eroded from a river embankment in Edmonton AB, thoughts on what it came from or how old it could be? Due to its size i was thinking Bison rather than cow but I'm happy to hear other opinions, thanks.
  5. amberrose17

    Bison skull need help identifying

    This was found in north Dakota This site has just been exposed there's been a 2 year drought and a lot of high winds , we also found Folsom points ,ultra thin halfted knifes , all made with knife river flint ,a lot of large preforms with Paleo flaking, points were sent to Jackson galleries and were authenticated as Folsom, This skull looks like it's from a very young bison , the way the horns seem to be bending is different from a bison antiquus , They look to be bending downward, Tip to tip it's 24 inches,
  6. tperry

    Bison or Beef skull?

    A friend found this partial skull, I couldn't decide between bison or just beef, wanted to get some opinions. Found on the North Platte in Wyoming.
  7. My son and I found a bison bone on a rock bar exposed by our house due to exceptional low water levels. It appears mineralized but I am hoping for additional insight from you all. Thanks! P.s. I have a size 13 foot for size
  8. John D

    Bison leg bone?

    I found a bone on the Yellowstone River around Reed Point, Montana. I thought it might be a leg bone of a bison or cow. It weighs 12.3 oz. The longest measurement is 9 3/4 inches. It is 4 1/2 inches around in the center of the bone. Question: what animal does this bone belong to? What might the age be of the bone? Thanks so much for any light you may shed upon my questions and anything I likely forgot to ask.
  9. HollieH

    Horse tooth?

    Would love some help IDing this. Found on manasota key in Florida USA. I'm leaning towards horse. But I've gotten bison ans kangaroo in another group.
  10. fossilus

    Beauty in the beast

    I went fossil hunting last week in SE Texas heat and humidity. Not a lot of finds but I did find this proximal humerus encased in sandstone. I wanted to share it after I cleaned off the sandstone and ID'ed it. I believe Bison, quite possibly Latifrons as at least one Latifrons horn core has been found at this site along with many massive bison bones. Heavily mineralized, this piece weighs about 2kg (4.5 lbs) and is about 15cm max width, 18.5 cm long. It retains the process that is usually missing from the river finds I've made. What I find cool is the crystal filled void! Most o
  11. Wildforensic

    Cow or bison bones- oklahoma

    Bones found in Northwest Oklahoma rural farmland. Cow?
  12. alhuerga

    Fossilized horn?

    So today I found this horn while hiking. The place where I found it -called Castrillo del Val- is known for the great amount of potamides fossils found all over the ground; furthermore, bison priscus lived nearby. The place is pretty close to Atapuerca, a big deposit of homo antecessor. I think it might belong to a bison priscus horn core, I’ll post some pictures and let’s see what this is!
  13. SawTooth

    Bison?

    I was just checking to make sure, I found this in a dredge in Florida a while back (definitely the best condition mammal from the dredge). Is it bison, or some huge llama, or even cow. Thanks!
  14. Shellseeker

    Another Silicified Seashell

    I found a Silicified Seashell last month and it turned out to be a relative rare silicified version of a pretty common Oyster from 3-4 myas. It is not like I forget interesting locations to hunt , so we returned there yesterday. Lots and Lots of little shark teeth (100s with about 25% unbroken). These all become gifts to someone. My hunting friends, my family, school kids, Paleo museums, etc. Separating those out left this smaller group of interesting fossils.... On the lower right, that was the Only Meg I found and next to it a nice Mayumbensis from the Mi
  15. Bails

    Mammal Tooth ID

    Hi all, I found this tooth that washed out of the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina that is ~3 inches long and ~2 inches wide. I was wondering if someone could help me with an ID on it? Thinking it may be horse, bison, or cow, but those are just guesses so any help would be appreciated!
  16. Shellseeker

    An Easter Fossil Hunt

    I usually do not hunt Sundays and never on a Sunday Holiday. However, I usually hunt with Steve and Dave on the Peace River, Dave was returning North soon, so Steve called last night and twisted my arm to go hunting today to a location where we had found lots of larger Tiger and Hemipristis shark teeth 3 or 4 years ago. You can never go home again, but sometimes lightening strikes. None of us found large Tigers and Hemis, The location had been heavily dug since we were there last. For 3 hours the three of us were finding only 6-7 small shark teeth per sieve, which is not particularly pro
  17. Rasmu004

    Partial bone identification

    Greetings, I found this bone on property where cattle used to feed and where bison were native to. This was found in the side bank of a washout and roughly 1 ft below surface grade. A friend went to track for it and it snapped upon grabbing it and the other portion is still buried. It is currently frozen so I am unable to dig further into the bank to reveal more of the bone. It appears to be fairly old and the inside is hollowed out. I was wondering if anyone may be able to identify it based on side and shape. Please let me know what your thoughts are.
  18. fossil_lover_2277

    Texas Fossils!!!

    Recent finds from Texas! Ammonites from the Goodland limestone, petrified wood and ice age stuff bank gravel of the Brazos river, either Beaumont or Lissie formations, or from a terrace deposit. The rib is mammoth/mastodon, the vertebra and hoof core bison, the antler is likely whitetail deer, and the teeth are horse and bison, with the small one I think a 3-toed horse based on the images I looked up.
  19. Is this a cow, horse, or bison scapula? I live in an area where bison used to roam and know that on the same property, bison skulls and bones have been found. Please let me know your thoughts and reasoning on how it was identified. Thank you!
  20. jaguarsky

    toe bone?

    When I picked this up I thought it very reminiscent of a mammoth toe bone. It is covered with what looks like a sandstone crust, the piece is very heavy, not at all like any sandstone I have ever come across. Any ideas? Thanks for any info you may have.
  21. EPIKLULSXDDDDD

    First Fossil Hunt at the Brazos

    I've had some free time this weekend, so I decided to mix things up and try hunting the Brazos instead of the usual cretaceous formations around Austin and DFW. The Pleistocene period is something I've always been fascinated by (probably due to the Ice Age movies), so the long drive wasn't enough to dissuade me. The weather was just right which made a day by the river all the better. This being my first time at the Brazos, I was a bit unfamiliar with the geography/prime hunting locations. I settled on parking by a bridge and decided to spend my day checking out both sides of the river. Navigat
  22. Brandy Cole

    Sacrum--Bison or Something Else?

    The river has been receding daily, and I found this sacrum two days ago laying in sandy gravel that had just been exposed. Mostly Pleistocene fossils here. Due to its size, I thought it may be from one of the larger herbivore mammals. But due to wear, it's a little hard for me to tell how tapered or straight the original structure was, which seems pretty diagnostic in differentiating between the species. Several examples I've seen look similar, but I'm having a hard time finding any with sizes listed, so I'm a little lost. Can anyone shed some more light on this?
  23. dbrake40

    Bison Bovid Conundrum (Needs ID)

    Ok I thought I had started to be able to ID bovine teeth and jaws and then this threw my off. This is from a post on Facebook - found in a cave in Kansas. I have posed here with he user's permission. Why is there a three-lobed molar in the middle of this lower jaw? In the past I had though the m3 for cow/bison was the only three lobed molar. But some searching online is telling me otherwise. Also the m3 here looks two-lobed. Can someone clarify?
  24. Phillipku2001

    Possible Horse/cow fossils?

    Hey guys new to the forums and thought I’d make a post to have you guys help identify some possible fossils that i found in a local creek after heavy rains.There are lots of mission era ranches so there is a possibility of them being old but not fossilized cow bones. Let me know what you guys think
  25. Hite_andrew77

    Bison or Cow help

    Would reall appreciate some help if someone could help me determine wether these are cow or bison teeth!
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