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Found 264 results

  1. Mammoth

    Since Plantguy asked for more, heres the other cool find from today. Mammoth cervical. pretty nifty.
  2. What part of a Mammoth is this?

    I got this off eBay as an impulse purchase. It was described as a mammoth bone from Alaska, but I don't know what bone. What am I looking at? Thanks, Matt
  3. Hey Everybody! Happy new year! So my wife and I went down to Florida for a week to spend the holidays with my mother in law who lives in Cape Coral. We spent a few days around Christmas on the Peace River canoeing and fossil hunting. The weather was great and the river gave up some of her bounty. The river was only about 12 inches below normal which was a little higher than I am used to but I'm not complaining. The higher water makes it harder to dig deeper when the water was already up to my chest in some spots but we managed to pull out some good stuff. Here's the bounty. I am also going to post some items in the ID section that I would need some help with so check out that post too if anyone can help. Thanks and enjoy! Shark teeth. I know just a fragalodon but look at the size of that tooth! Shark teeth. I did well with megs this trip! I actually pulled up my sifter on a dig and had 2 megs in it! That was a first for me Some interesting staining shapes on this tooth's enamel. From what?? Gator scutes, turtle, horse teeth, ray dermal scutes, puffer mouth plate, clam cast, and some mammal bones I believe this bone chunk has some predation teeth grooves on it?? Nice tortoise spur, manatee vert, turtle, horse teeth, middle pic is a drum jaw section, puffer mouthparts, alligator teeth, ray teeth, mammal bone pieces This stuff all came from one hole I was digging in. Lots of ivory pieces, mammoth tooth piece, toe bone?, vert?, whale tooth?, and large piece of bone. Lots of tusk pieces. I was hoping my shovel would scoop out a nice piece of tusk but did not. I will be going back to that spot later in the season. Saw a lot of big gators on the river on this trip too. This was a big one! Thanks for lookin!
  4. Big and little

    It was a gorgeous day for 5 hours, then the cold front arrived about 1:30pm in Arcadia. I found Makos, tigers, ray bucklers, a llama ankle bone, a couple of antique bullets, and my hunting partner found and asked me to identify BIG (12.5 inches): I guess you can see LITTLE on the previous photo: Thanks for any and all comments and identifications. Jack
  5. $640,000 MAMMOTH

    A snip at this price http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42379425
  6. Cleaning Mammoth Tusk Pieces

    I just purchased some beautiful mammoth tusk pieces that I will hopefully restore into a tusk that will be at least 20 inches long down to within 2 inches of the tip (which is missing). It is a project I am working on with my daughter. I want to start by cleaning the pieces which are very dusty and dirty. I read to avoid water and maybe use rubbing alcohol but many of the pieces have a beautiful blue color to them and I am afraid of ruining that. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  7. All offers are welcome. I'm not looking to trade everything together, just willing to trade some of it. The black mammoth partial was collected in the US. The complete mammoth tooth is from the north sea I believe, and measures over 9" long. I am not sure where the mastodon teeth are from, but I got them from a very reputable member of this forum. Some of my favorite fossils are shark teeth, trilobites, ammonites, and stuff I can prep myself with electric engravers. Again, All offers are welcome!
  8. Hello, My first post and I am quite a novice. Found this mammoth tusk for sale in Alaska at a dealer. It is about 60 lbs and 100 inches long. It is being restored, but the person working had to leave in between. The tip about 8-9inches is covered in resin for restoration work. It is yet to be finished. Do you think its worth buying it? Any professional restorers in Alaska? How much does it cost to restore it? What would be the resale value on something like this? Thank you all..
  9. Mammoth tooth

    I got this beauty in the post today, and I'm quite pleased with it. It came as part of a small collection of fossils, all purchased from the same shop, probably in the late 1990s. Although most of them came with the original shop labels, they contained very little pertinent information, and the label had come loose on this piece. I know absolutely nothing about mammoth teeth; please can anyone assist in identifying the species, how old it might be, or possibly even where it may have been found? I don't know if the preservation and species together would allow someone to make a determination as to where it could have been discovered. I was hoping it might be a North Sea example, but as I say, I don't have much of a clue. It's 9 inches long and 2.5 inches thick.
  10. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130150406.htm
  11. Below is an intresting book review by Jason Calavito of a new book about mammoth fossils and myths. Review of "Discovering the Mammoth" by John J. McKay, 11/28/2017 http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/review-of-discovering-the-mammoth-by-john-j-mckay Yours, Paul h.
  12. Hi! Its been awhile since I posted so I've accumulated several new specimens. They are all from a beach in the Savannah River. Many are broken... A - Giant Beaver Tusk B - Elephant Ivory piece (note the schreger pattern) (Is there a way to know the species?) C - Capybara D - ??? E - Canis ??? F - Tapir ??? G - ??? H - ??? I'll post more in a second part... Any comments are greatly appreciated!!!
  13. A great paper about classic Siberian mammoth bone beds. Nikolskiy, P.A., Basilyan, A.E., Sulerzhitsky, L.D. and Pitulko, V.V., 2010. Prelude to the extinction: revision of the Achchagyi–Allaikha and Berelyokh mass accumulations of mammoth. Quaternary International, 219(1), pp.16-25. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/248478864_Prelude_to_the_extinction_Revision_of_the_Achchagyi-Allaikha_and_Berelyokh_mass_accumulations_of_mammoth https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pavel_Nikolskiy/publications In part, the abstract reads: "The formation of the burials is a direct consequence of short but strong climatic warming (Bølling Oscillation) that resulted in many unfavorable environmental conditions. Among these, the increase of snow cover and stronger spring floods were very notable. Bølling warming is a model of the large-scale Holocene event. Mass death of mammoths during the Bølling phase was a prelude to their final extinction." Also, there is: Nikolskiy, P.A., Sulerzhitsky, L.D. and Pitulko, V.V., 2011. Last straw versus Blitzkrieg overkill: climate- driven changes in the Arctic Siberian mammoth population and the Late Pleistocene extinction problem. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(17), pp.2309-2328. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232391380_Last_straw_versus_Blitzkrieg_overkill_Climate-driven_changes_in_the_Arctic_Siberian_mammoth_population_and_the_Late_Pleistocene_extinction_problem https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pavel_Nikolskiy/publications/2 Yours, Paul H.
  14. Tooth fragment? Kansas River Pleistocene

    Hello Forum! We had a fun float on the Kansas River near Lawrence this weekend. Found the normal assortment of bison and deer bones/teeth, but have one weird piece I'm struggling to ID. It's definitely enamel, even though it looks somewhat like a pectin fragment. (This is non-marine Pleistocene, so pectin is ruled out anyway.) Closest I can come to is a fragment of a root of a mammoth tooth plate. Thoughts?
  15. Mammoth site veteran challenges study on drought as cause of death By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald, April 8, 2017 http://www.wacotrib.com/news/higher_education/mammoth-site-veteran-challenges-study-on-drought-as-cause-of/article_4b7849ca-35e5-502f-b89d-25e88c08c5cb.html What killed the Waco mammoths? Drought, not flood, a new study suggests By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald, Jan. 27, 2017 http://www.wacotrib.com/news/city_of_waco/what-killed-the-waco-mammoths-drought-not-flood-a-new/article_68aec48b-cbc4-5319-aaba-0e67e06314cc.html Other web pages: Waco Mammoth Site: Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event. Atlas Obscura http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/waco-mammoth-site Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco, Texas http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-waco-mammoth/page.aspx?id=174 Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco, Texas Meet a Mammoth that isn’t Woolly https://www.nps.gov/waco/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/waco/learn/furtherreading.htm Waco Mammoth National Monument Research papers https://www.researchgate.net/project/Waco-Mammoth-National-Monument Nordt, L., Bongino, J., Forman, S., Esker, D. and Benedict, A., 2015. Late Quaternary environments of the Waco Mammoth site, Texas USA. Quaternary Research, 84(3), pp.423-438. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/284095029_Late_Quaternary_environments_of_the_Waco_Mammoth_Site_Texas_USA Yours, Paul H.
  16. Large Bone Found in 20' of Water

    Anyone help me with this fossil? It's large and found in SW Florida diving. Thabk you!
  17. Seeking clues by slicing 20,000-year-old mammoth tusks Ned Rozell, Alaska Dispatch News, September 3, 2017 https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2017/09/02/seeking-clues-by-slicing-20000-year-old-mammoth-tusks Yours, Paul H.
  18. Mammoth tooth reveals beast once walked around Austin, Texas Laura Geggel, Live Science, August 30, 2017 http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/08/30/mammoth-tooth-reveals-beast-once-walked-around-austin-texas.html Yours, Paul H.
  19. giant vertebrae

    This came from a quarry in San Patricio county. It's pourous and larger than any other vertebrae I've found. Thanks
  20. No Idea...

    I'd love to know what this might be. So if anyone has any ideas, please offer them up. It was found around Giddings, Texas near a whole lot of petrified wood. The consistent response is that it's a small piece of a very worn mammoth tooth, but I just don't think so. The middle of it seems to have a flint-like quality. Thanks.
  21. Curing a large mammoth tusk?

    I work at a small placer (gold) mine in the interior of Alaska, and we routinely find mammoth ivory. Sometimes just small pieces, sometimes complete tusks. I have purchased one from my employer, and try as I might, I have been unable to find any information on curing, or drying, the tusk before treating with butvar-76 or similar. This tusk is over nine feet long, weighs 85#, and is a beautiful specimen from a mature female wooly mammoth. The bark is a rich mahogany color, mottled with blue and ivory patches. It is obviously worth a small fortune, and I would like to preserve it as best as possible. Other tusks I have seen, will crack and deform as they dry. I want to minimize this as much as possible. I have heard of techniques such as banding with hose clamps, wrapping with burlap and keeping moist, even burying for a period of time, or a combination of these. What have others done with large tusks? How much moisture is acceptable before treating with acetone and butvar-76? Will the solution draw out moisture from deep inside the tusk, or will that water remain trapped there? This one has been out of the ground for less than two weeks. Thanks for any help! Here's another, my tusk is the one in the foreground.
  22. Please help with several bones

    Dear Guys, I recently found some bones that are difficult to me to identify- possible mammoth rib proximal end, rhino zugoma and unidentified radius bone in Late Pleistocene sand layers of Varena Town, South Lithuania (it is Eastern Europe). The width of mammoth rib proximal end is 6,2 cm in the articular part, the bone layer in the cross section is massive. The length of possible rhino zygomatic bone is 5,6 cm and it has specific texture in the skull surface near eye. It is also massive and I see that thickness of bone is about 1,5 cm. The partial radius is 10,2 cm length and 3 cm width in the lower articular part. Any idea what this should be? Best Regards Domas
  23. Good as I can not buy my dinosaur egg what do you think of this molar mammoth? Excellent Miocene Mammoth molars, an extinct elephant ancestor with long, curved tusks that evolved in the Pliocene of North America. These large mammoth molars were found in Florida. Authenticity guaranteed. A GEM Pleistocene Mammoth molar. The Mammoth, an extinct elephant ancestor with long, curved tusks that evolved in the Pliocene of North America. This large molar with an incredibly articulated chewing surface. Complete root. An exceptionally well perserved specimen. Well fossilized. Weighs 7 lbs. No damage. No repair.
  24. Hi guys, can someone please help me by telling me how to clean and preserve a mammoth tooth. My dad got this mammoth tooth from an archeologist about 20 years ago. In that time it was never cleaned and it is really dry and a bit crumbly. I would like to clean it and preserve it, it would be a shame to watch it turn to dust.
  25. Heya, Skye and I received this as a wedding gift and we're wondering if it really is mammoth hair, or is it yak? Or even fibrous plant material? We're both scratching our heads as to whether it actually is even hair. Forgot a pic.
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