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  1. Possible Mammoth or Mastadon?

    Found this in the Brazos River near Waco along the bank. I believe that this crosshatching that I see would make this a mammoth or mastodon right?
  2. Mammuthus primigenius atlas

    Half of a woolly mammoth atlas vertebra.
  3. Mammuthus primigenius skull joint

    Right half of a skull joint of a woolly rhino.
  4. Mammuthus primigenius scapula

    Left shoulderblade of a woolly mammoth.
  5. Mammuthus primigenius jaw

    A fragment of the left lower jaw of a woolly mammoth.
  6. I found a fascinating article about Russians hunting mammoth ivory illegally. It has some great pictures: http://www.rferl.org/fullinfographics/infographics/the-mammoth-pirates/27939865.html
  7. Fossil Collection 2015 Left Shelf Overview

    From the album Various

    Left Shelf

    © &copy Olof Moleman

  8. Mastodon tusk section.

    From the album Pleistocene Florida

    A large section of tusk from a Mastodon (Mammut americanum). From the Pleistocene of Florida, US.
  9. Hi there, I work in an antiques store and we get in a huge variety of unusual items and sometimes, something comes in that we need some help with. I have attached pictures of what is apparently a baby woolly mammoth's tooth. I have never personally seen one before so I would never be able to tell a real one from a replica. I am a new member and hope that someone would be able to provide some information. Many thanks, Janet
  10. Mammoth tooth..Can we tell species?

    A quick one for the experts... Can we tell what species this Mammoth is? I have no locality data etc. to help out, just wondering if it is possible to ID from the morphology. Also, upper/lower, left/right? Turns out that my Mammoth ID skills are pretty much zero Cheers!
  11. Tusk?

    Found in South Georgia. Very smooth on one side and one end. Very heavy for its size. I thought it was petrified wood at first but someone told me it looked like a piece of tusk so I thought I would post some pics. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Is this a section of mammoth tusk

    Hello, need help identifying this object. I was told it was a section of mammoth tusk. Hoping someone can confirm this. Thanks
  13. Mammoth or Mastodon tusk?

    Hello, Fossil Forum users! I work at a natural history museum and have discovered a lovely tusk specimen that is sadly lacking any labeling or documentation whatsoever. No one has a clue where it came from... odds are, it's local to Western WA, but without knowing the provenance there's no way to be sure. I'd like to at least identify it to the mammoth/mastodon level so I can put some kind of label on it. I've done some research and learned a bit about Schreger lines, but most resources I've found are more about telling the difference between elephants and mammoths/mastodons, which doesn't help me since I know it's definitely not an elephant tusk! I'm also having trouble figuring out which angles/lines are the diagnostic ones. Any help in understanding this difference would be greatly appreciated! Here are more photos: http://imgur.com/a/8ak2R
  14. Hi I am new to this site and this is my first post. I have never purchased a fossil before and would appreciate some guidance. Specifically, I am eyeing a Woolly Mammoth tooth, I found it on ebay. I'm posting the link here. Please let me know if this looks legitimate and if so is it reasonably priced? Also please let me know if it it's well rooted and other good and bad things about this tooth. Thank you in advance.
  15. Kenosha Public Museum

    Last year my son and I took a trip to one of my favorite museums, the Kenosha County Public Museum. This museum isn't the biggest, BUT it's free, very educational, beautiful, kid friendly and the dioramas are unforgettable. While there I noticed that they had mislabeled a simple pyrite blob for a critter that I am way too familiar with, the Essexella Jellyfish. So last Saturday I took full advantage of the warm weather that had blown in (a blazing 55 degrees) thawing us from our wintery grip, and made the hour trip to donate a proper Jellyfish. I also decided to donate a few more Mazon Creek fauna pieces that they didn't have. For most of you that don't know this, Kenosha County has been one of the best spots to find complete ice age mega fauna in the US for the last hundred years or so. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the Kenosha Public Museum proudly houses a cast from a local find of the most complete Mammoth ever found in the US. It also has a recreated dig sight from a local find as well of a rare Mammoth butcher site. All of these were found about 30mins from my home. But unlike most mega fauna hunters, I don't have the luxury of rivers to sift. These fossils are either under wetlands, 4'-10' of clay or are in a neighborhood with a house sitting on top of them. Because of this though when they are found they are usually almost complete and well preserved. To this day there is still a Mastodon under a local lake that I will not name. Hopefully funding will come soon so it can be finally uncovered, and I can only hope to volunteer my time to be a part of it. I'm getting off topic....... I highly recommend anyone that is visiting the Chicago or Milwaukee area to take a walk through the Kenosha Public Museum. It is small, but jammed packed with simple to understand information. The dioramas are just amazing. If you're at all interested in woodland Native American culture, this is the place for you. As most museums do, it has a timeline walkway that brings you from creation to modern day. This museum also has many other things to do and see, and it sits next door to a Civil War Museum and just down the street from the Dino Museum. The pyrite smear that I will call the Golden Ghost Faux Jelly. My chosen donated fossils (Jellyfish, associated group of Jellys, shrimp, shrimp molt, sea cucumber, coprolite and a Macroneuropteris. continued......
  16. Sometimes I break fossils

    I am always sensitive to breaking fossils, especially rare ones... It is exceeding painful to realize that a fossil made it intact for tens of thousands of years and I broke it with my shovel finding it. I am very careful, but it happens: My worst experience was a broken major root on a Dire Wolf Carnassial.. the pain...the pain..!!!!! I also broke the tip of a point (twice) that was pinned upright in a crevice of the bedrock. I was digging in an area rich in mammal fossils -- some mastodon, mammoth bones & teeth. The chewing surface is distinctive. and this is a pretty nice "fragment"...almost 5 plates of a lower jaw tooth. Lower jaw because of length between roots and chewing surface. I found the 1st piece about 10:30 am and a 2nd piece of the same tooth 45 minutes later about 3 feet away. Digging in a mixture of 60% gravel and the rest sand -mud mix down to a base of grey clay. The fragments were on the clay. The 2 pieces fit almost like a glove. . At first, I thought I might have broken them apart but was relieved to note that, although the plates fit loosely, there was significant missing cementum and no telltale shovel marks. Whew! So, broken by some natural forces in the preceding decades. I'll consolidate and set the 2 pieces up in a display, but I do not intend to glue them back together... Where would be the story in that? By the way, my hunting partners and I have an agreement on all "fragment" fossil finds. Who ever finds the 1st piece, has title to all other fragments of that fossil found. This, of course, is from Chapter 3, sec. 5 of the 14th edition of the Peace River Fossil Hunters Code of Conduct and Rules of the Road. (PRFH-CCRR). I can quote chapter and verse to my fossil hunting buddies, but sometimes they do not listen. SS
  17. Perot Opens New Mammoth Exhibit

    This weekend, the Perot Museum will open its new exhibit of a nearly complete female Columbian mammoth. Yesterday (11/16/15), Dr. Tony Fiorillo and Dr. Ron Tykoski were interviewed on NPR about the mammoth and some other fossil related topics. I even got a mention during the interview! Here's a link to the page with the recording: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510036/kera-s-think
  18. Mammoth femur?

    My largest find yet! I am quite certain because of its size it is mammoth but I'm curious to see if there is enough bone to make a better ID.
  19. Labor Of Love Day

    I couldn't believe this was sitting right on top of the sand. I almost tripped over it! This is quite a bit larger than other mammoth verts I've found and definitely more intact.
  20. Polyurethane Removal?

    I have a mammoth tooth that, some years ago, was coated with polyurethane. Can the polyurethane be removed from the fossil? Should it be removed? If so, how should I do it?
  21. A friend and I were recently taking care of his parents home while they were gone, when we noticed a new dredge pile from a sea wall being constructed on a nearby canal. On a whim, we stopped to look around. Almost immediately my friend found the jaw, posted below. And after just a bit more digging, I found the large bones. After revisiting the site over a month, we pulled out lots of turtle pieces, joints, a mammoth tooth fragment, some vertebrae, a deer antler, what looks like a cut bone, and a single tooth, my friend believes belongs to the jaw. I'd love to have comments about this cache...it was found in the northwest corner of Cape Coral, FL, and is most likely pleistocene. Thanks.
  22. Mammoth Bone?

    Hi Everyone, It's been a while. I'm still admiring my stegosaurus vertebrae. But, I found something interesting today. I went to a mall and found some fossils for sale and I found this mammoth bone. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about it. It was found in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Thanks so much! Erin
  23. My dad found this fossil on the beach on Gary Island, NWT. He's been told it could be a mammoth leg bone, and it doesn't appear to be older than 10,000 to 30,000 years old. Can anyone identify it? It's about 2 feet long, and 73 lbs.
  24. May Mammoth Mania #2

    1st let me make an admission about the title: There were a number of large mammoth bones found (but not by me). The largest fragment of a mammoth tooth WAS found by me and was about 3x1.25 inches. Possibly hunting partners will show some of the photos. Over the past 3 weeks I have been hopscotching over some of Sacha's hunting locations and to be truthful, I was invited to come along on the magic trip that found those 3 Mammoth teeth, and declined!!! Paths not taken.... Yesterday I met with Sacha at 7am -- he really likes to get there early and leave early. Sacha also had a couple of TFF members from northern states and one, Bill, was on his first trip to the Peace River. Before we launched, Bill said he hoped to find a Meg about 2 inches. We went to a location about 1/2 mile below where I have recently been hunting on my own. The river is low. We had to port kayaks at 3 or 4 spots where the water was below 4 inches deep. The weather was gorgeous, in the 90s but we all were cooled by the river. In the beginning, I was scraping limestone and looking for deeper pockets in the limestone. I found some small sharks teeth and a canine that I could not identify. I'll post that one below this line hoping for an ID. Somewhat strange, solid center seems to eliminate Gator/Croc. And then longitudinal rather than the latitudinal lines that could indicate whale. I moved closed to the bank, found a gravel vein running parallel to the bank on top of clay. This was far more productive. A couple of Horse teeth, camel tooth, a few broken Megs, Glypto-Dillo-Gator osterderms, horse astragulas, numerous small shark teeth and a few nice upper hemis. Larger turtle/tortoise chunks mixed with large bones started showing up. This next one gave my shovel that fossil chime, rather that wood, rock or bottle. Rather than risk mangling with shovel, I moved it with my toe halfway up the slope of the hole I was digging, took a gulp of air (emulating Bill's techniques) and grabbed it. I was thinking mammoth tooth, but was equally pleased with this find. !!! I think this is a great find and here is my strawman: Mylodon family Sloth lower right mandible with 5 tooth sockets. Using these photos can I confirm as Jeffersons or Harlans? It is certainly a big plus for my Sloth collection! A couple of more photos: Thanks to Sacha for sharing and for bringing non-Floridian TFFs members to the joys of the Peace River. I will look for other hunters on this trip to add their photos and comments. SS