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  1. Teeth And Possible Bone Id

    Hi everyone! Recently, I picked up a big box of random shells from an Estate Sale. I finally got around to digging through it. At the bottom, mixed in with sand, were a bunch of litte teeth. Being from WI, I don't find shark/marine teeth. I have absolutely no idea who they belong to. Unfortunately, I also have no idea where they are from. The sale did have knick knacks saying, "I Love Florida!" and "Myrtle Beach". That really isn't anything to go on, though. What I can do is upload photos of the shells, if needed, to help pin down the area. The teeth seem to be agatized. I took a lot of photos, so there will be a lot of replies to this with more pictures. I have mini groups, and then idividual front and back photos. Thank you all for your help and for bearing with me while I upload a zillion photos. I took them with a Canon DSLR on MACRO, but if you need more photos, I can get them for you. Oh, does anyone have a book recommendation about fossil shark teeth? I'm a book person and need to be able to write, underline and highlight in my books. Picture 1: All of the teeth together Picutre 2: I think the first object is bone, but I could be wrong. Two and four I think are rocks, and three is possibly a mouth plate? Picture 3: The same objects from the back view
  2. Hello everyone, I need some help identifying this bone/fossil, which was found in the Yukon river delta (near the sea) in Alaska. It seems to be rather dense and heavy. The white inner core feels chalky and is detachable from the outer light brown portion. The light brown portion feels smooth. There is a concentric zigzag pattern featured in the cross section. Any input is appreciated! Sincerely, Jay
  3. What Are These Fossils?

    My brothers and I found them and I've never had them identified. If you know please tell me! Thank you!!!!
  4. Hi everyone! I found these fossils here in Iowa and am wondering if someone could help me out with ID. Also, could someone explain to me how the white stripe-like patterns are formed on the one rock that I am holding in the photo. The flat stone with the two circular indentations follow through to both sides (i took images of both sides). The 2nd and 3rd images show a bunch of dark ridge like structures and I am curious what those are of. The 5th and 6th photos I am wondering what the circular type fossil in the rock is of. Thanks for all your help!
  5. Possible Marine Vertebrate Fossils?

    Amateur fossil hunter. Live in North East Texas, Upshur County very near Camp County, and I found these specimens on our farm, in various places, not all together. From what I've read, this area is Cenozoic > Eocene. I'm noticing some similarities between them, but being a novice, have no idea the orientation they would be positioned on the animal. If I did, I could google lateral view, medial, or caudal view etc, and have a CHANCE of identifying them. But, I don't, so have the proverbial needle in a haystack here The smallest specimen is roughly 3/4" across, and the largest is roughly 2" across, as pictured. Clearly a variety of bones, but similar in that they are thinner on one side and either have a rounded or abruptly thicker side. Would greatly appreciate any pointers. Thank you!
  6. Cetacean Bone?

    Found this at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert County, MD. It had washed up to the shallows from who knows where. I assume you all know that area is predominantly miocene marine fossils, but some occasional land mammal and bird material. Our guess was maybe cetacean wrist bone, but can't find any matches on whale skeleton diagrams online. Any clues?
  7. Tubular Fossils?

    I found these hunting for arrowheads in northern Upshur County. They were on the surface downhill from a knoll after recent rainfall. It's a sandy "red dirt" area, with what I think are some scattered hematite and sandstone or siltstone rocks and pieces. Are they fossils? I'm new to fossil and rock hunting. This is my first post
  8. Have No Idea What This Might Be...

    My friend has the following fossil and would really like to know what it is, I looked around but don't know enough to really know where to start. Thank you in advance. They are on the right.
  9. Any Ideas?

    I found this ages ago in Portugal and have just had the urge to see what it was.
  10. Some things I'm not sure what they are but I'm trying to find out in posting ID section... Other than that some good shells, a few worn teeth, and etc... High tide day...
  11. Not sure what this is, looked interesting so I picked it up today on my walk. This is the front and back... Coast nc
  12. What Is This Please Help....

    Found this on my beach walk today (coast of nc) ... It's about the size or a little larger than a nickel has the same two holes on each side and is shaped odd... Any information or guidance would be appreciated...
  13. Jaw Bone With Teeth Identification

    I found this Jaw Bone a while back in my background, I was told that it belonged to a pig. I thought I would get a 2nd opinion from TFF though Any ideas?
  14. Mediterranean Vertebra

    Hello everyone, Archaeological training, when I walk on the beach of Carnon (34) yesterday afternoon, this half vertebra silted next the seashore jumped out at me: However, ichthyology is not my field, I can not determine the animal. If someone know, it would be great! Also, do you think it is old (his red-brown color gives me hope for a fossil)? Thank you in advance! PS: Sorry for my approximative english
  15. I found this vertebra in Venice Florida boneyard . Can someone help identify this vertebra. The vert is appx 90 mm tall, 64.6 mm wide. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  16. This was pulled from the Peace River (FL) several years ago. My science teacher (gradeschool) at the time told me it was likely a chunk of a mammoth or mastodon tooth. I never had a reason to question it, nor was it really valueable based on size or condition but I thought it was cool. I've got some guys at work questioning the validity of the claim, so I'm looking for a second opinion of someone who actually knows what theyre talking about (I don't). I know these types of finds are pretty common in the Peace river along with Shark teeth and a host of other less exciting finds. Any info/tips/ID's anyone can provide I would appreciate a lot! The piece is very light, and smooth on one side. Not sure if that helps. It was sifted from gravel/sand. Thanks for the help!
  17. Fossil Id?

    Has anyone seen one of these? It is approx. 18" across the 2 round ends. It was found in Parker County, Texas. I can post more pictures if needed. Thanks
  18. Eocene Shark Tooth Id

    Can someone help identify this shark tooth. It was found in a known eocene site. The tooth is appx. 1.6 inches long, .88 inches wide at the root, and .194 inches think in the middle of the tooth. Any information or help in identifying this tooth would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Fossil Sting Ray Barb?

    This 1 is a different 1 for me, bay find low tide ID needed please
  20. Texas Fossils! What Are They?

    Hi guys! I'm a new fossil hunter and have discovered a passion for it. On our last trip, my s/o and I found these - anyone have any ideas what they could be? They were found in the Fort Worth area in a riverbed that was unusually low. (More in next post)
  21. Hello, I am new to this. I was wondering if there is an identification key published to identify the fossil crabs found in OR/WA? Or how is the best way to go about identifying fossil crabs to genus/species? Thank you.
  22. I am new to fossil hunting and science was never my strong subject. While I love hunting fossils, I am trying to learn how to both preserve/prepare and, identify what I have. I have numerous books; Expert Guide to Finding and Creating a Fossil Collection, Field Guide to Fossils of Texas (which gives scientific names), Complete Encyclopedia of Fossils, Fossils for Amateurs, Texas Fossils, Collecting Fossils. I am looking for a comprehensive book on Texas fossils which shows a color photo of the fossil, followed by the scientific name, i.e. calymene, following by grouping i.e. arthhropod, followed by the informal or common name, i.e. trilobite. That way I can start by identifying by the common name to at least give a starting point. Most of the really comprehensive books seem to provide only the scientific names, which at this point in my learning curve, aren't too useful. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can provide. Don
  23. Fellow fossil freaks, For over a decade, we (a small team of 4 volunteers) have been developing a Dutch-Belgian paleo-portal at fossiel.net. Some may already know us a bit. We are a completely independent and non-commercial effort, aiming at providing a knowledge base and communication platform, to the benefit of both amateur and professionals. Moreover, we specifically try to bridge the gap between amateurs and professionals. Originally only available in Dutch, we finally did the massive effort to translate the whole website to English , and we're nearly there! Last year, we also completely revamped the core system of our website, which is now completely database-driven. I believe we have a lot to offer you (and vice versa), so in the coming weeks, I will present specific parts of our knowledge base in this topic, including a fossil ID system, geo-localities (including fossil sites, musea, etc..., even associations), a glossary, articles, literature references, and so on... Stay tuned for the details, but in the mean time, you're very welcome to have a look around @ http://english.fossiel.net/ Tell us what you think! PS: we're no native speakers, so we would be very grateful for anybody pointing out language mistakes and typos.
  24. I found this several years ago, I believe in Michigan. Still have no idea what it is. Anybody know? Thank you
  25. What Is This Big Fossil?

    Found this big boy today. Any ideas what it is?