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Hi everyone! I'm now living just outside Saskatoon and I am working with the University of Saskatchewan's Museum of Natural Sciences. The Saskatoon area is largely undescribed in paleontological literature, so I have been visiting various sites around the city in the hope of finding some fossils. I found these specimens in sediment exposed by construction excavation. I have several other bone fragments from this site, all exhibiting mineral staining, but they are likely ribs and vertebrae which are difficult to identify to the species level. The first is clearly a mammal limb bone. I believe i
Hello, I found this one some time ago. It's a piece of woolly mammoth tusk from the northsea, Netherlands, late pleistocene Only recently I noticed these marks: running along the fractured edge to the inside of the ivory. There is sediment on the edge, so the fracture seems ancient. There appears to be some sediment in the marks, so I think the marks are ancient too. (not completely sure though). I wonder if anyone has an idea what or who made these. Sometimes modern birds pick on bones or ivory on the beach for calcium. I do not think these are bird marks, but maybe I am wrong. Also, I won