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  1. EroHed

    Bone ID

    I found this bone in a creek, here in SW, MS. I find lots of mastodon parts and one mastodon. I was wondering if anyone could ID this piece?
  2. AroHed

    Bone Fragment

    I found this in one of the creeks (bayou) here in southwest Mississippi. I have found a number of mastodon parts in the same. The most noticeable feature is a curved channel, much like that of a tooth canal. Does anyone know what part of what beast if might have belonged to? Thanks in advance.

    Peace River May 16

    I also had a good day on the Peace River, FL this past Monday. Topped off by a chance meeting with @Shellseeker Jack. I wanted to share the best of what I found that day. I was lucky to find a gravel patch while prospecting in an area I haven't hunted before. The results (minus the usual various shark teeth)- Right side of photos: 2 - Glyptodont osteoderms 2 - partial Armadillo scutes Left side: 1 - partial limb bone (deer?) 2 - Turtle leg spurs Left center: Partial deer a
  4. Brandy Cole

    Partial Gomphothere Molar?

    Had some productive hunting and found this in a gravel bar. I'm hoping I've found my first gomphothere or mastodon tooth! Or at least a part of one. I've looked at several threads about differentiating them, but I still had a hard time identifying this for certain. Am I headed in the right direction or could it be something else? It does look smaller than I would have expected. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  5. Brandy Cole

    Mammoth patella?

    Found on the Brazos River. I still have a hard time distinguishing between more rounded proboscidean bones, even after looking at the University of Michigan's excellent mastodon examples. I think this one best resembles a patella, but I'm unsure
  6. Found at a land site in Sarasota we have to go back tomorrow to excavate the rest there is so much more bone in the ground!! Could somebody please tell me what this is I'm leaning towards mammoth or Mastodon maybe a juvenile
  7. Hi everyone, I recently stumbled across this and have been discussing the details with the seller. He called them Mastodon Molars, which they certainly appear to be, but the weird part is where he says they were found. Apparently they were found on the border of Columbia and Ecuador. I googled South American Mastodon and it came up with a lot of stuff on Gomphotheres and now I'm really excited but know next to nothing about Gomphotheres outside of them being a subgroup of Mastodons with funny faces. Here's the pics he sent me, can anyone give me some insight on these?
  8. Flávio Pereira

    Bone id

    Hello! Found in beach, in 2014. It's a mastodon/mamooth feet bone? Local: Praia do Cassino/Rio Grande/ RS/BRASIL Thanks in advance. Flávio Pereira
  9. *FOSSIL FEST 2022!!* Did you know Coastal South Carolina’s lively prehistoric past makes the Lowcountry a unique mecca for a variety of fossils? They range from sharks' teeth, whale, mastodon, giant sloth, sea urchin and primitive horse fossils! Both amateur collectors and paleontologists will share their unique and intriguing findings at this two-day, family-friendly event--back for the first time since 2015!! The two-day event will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily Saturday, Feb. 26 & Sunday, Feb. 27. Displays of local fossils and even some exotic fossil material will be on-hand
  10. MikeR

    Mammoth or Mastodon tusk

    This past Saturday I displayed some fish/shark fossils at the Go Fish Educational Center in Perry, Georgia. In addition to my display was one from the Geology Curator at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon. He showed me a tusk that was given to him from a local whose father used it to carve ivory figurines and was curious as to whether it is mammoth or mastodon. I know that it can be determined by a cross view, but I wasn't sure that it could be from a cut end section. Vertebrate paleontology is not my forte, but I was hoping someone here on the forum could tell. There is
  11. fossilus

    Mammoth/Mastodon partial sacrum

    I found this reasonably well preserved partial sacrum (which I assume is either mammoth or mastodon), in the Brazos, a week and a half ago. It is finally dried out and I was able to treat it with paraloid. It was extremely fragile when found it. Size is about 290mm, 11.5 inches left to right in the photos. Is there any way to tell if it is mammoth vs mastodon? I've found both in this spot. I've not been able to find good images online, particularly for mastodon and nothing that describes differences (other than one note that said they may be hard to differentiate). Thanks!
  12. Mastodon tooth found by 6-year-old on a hike. He’s donating it to the University of Michigan Michigan Live, September 30, 2021 Rare mastodon tooth found in Michigan creek by 6-year-old boy By Megan Woods, WDIV, October 4, 2021 4:06AM Six-year-old boy discovers rare 12,000-year-old Mastodon tooth in Michigan creek Firstpost News, October 06, 2021 6-year-old boy finds historic mastodon tooth in Rochester Hills creek Tooth will be donated to University of Michigan’s Museum of Paleontology for research Yours, Pau
  13. Brandy Cole

    Dugong rib possible in Brazos River?

    I may be embarrassing myself here, but I can only learn if I ask. :-) I found a piece in the sandy gravel in the Brazos River bed that looks similar to dugong rib examples I've seen on the forum. While trying to identify it, I found an article online from October of 2020 that indicates people have found dugong fossils in Texas, but it seems like it's incredibly rare. I would think it may be especially unusual to find any this far inland. (Around Waller County, TX). But I do know that so far I've found a lot of pleistocene fauna fossils here that
  14. I`m new to colllecting mammal fossils and thinking about buiyng this tusk. The seller said its a mastodon tusk and no the usual stegodon tusk, which seems pretty common. Couldn`t find much information about mastodons from indonesia. So I`m wondering if its real and also how "rare" is it?
  15. DVL

    Proboscidean Tooth?

    Hi All- This was found in a creek bed in Northern NJ (not Big Brook). 3 1/4 inches long. Bedrock is early Jurassic but a mastodon or mammoth tusk was found a few miles away (I assume Pleistocene material could be found just about anywhere?). It resembles some teeth I've found online (mastodon and gomphothere). Interesting crystal structure. Thank you- Dwight
  16. Hey guys. My fossil group found a submerged mastodon tusk while hunting. It’s completely underwater and very delicate (it falls apart super easy). Any idea on how to extract such a delicate tusk? The thing falls apart in your hand, we could only salvage some chunks last trip. As for preserving what would you guys recommend so the dang thing doesn’t fall apart? thanks!
  17. Flaffy

    Proboscidean tooth?

    Hi! I'm having trouble ID-ing this ~4.4cm long mammal tooth from China. It was labelled as Playbelodon, though the lack of cusps makes me doubt that assessment. I'm starting to wonder if it's a Proboscidean at all, and if it's an entirely different family of mammal alltogether. Does anyone have an idea on what this could potentially be?
  18. As the title says, I bought this tooth fragment last year from a retailer who I know has been wrong in identifying fossils before (I corrected them on hippo species). I know it's not much to go on, but do you think mastodon or gomphothere?
  19. Found at a land site in Sarasota there's lots of Dugong, megalodon and some whale stuff been found in this area. Need help with identification
  20. bigtx

    Bones in TX

    Found some bones sticking out of the creek bank in Central TX. Area has confirmed Mastodon remains. Tusks and a tooth all found within 1/4 mile of this site. Bones are 12 feet below the top of the bank. I did a little digging around today to get a feel for what it could be. It appears it could be a large pelvis bone (4-5 feet wide). I also found a small bone that appears to be from the foot/toes etc. Not really sure how I should proceed. Is there any educational value in this type of bones? Who would one contact to ask? I am sure Mastodon bones are fairly common.
  21. For the last several weeks Tammy and I have been volunteer digging every Wednesday and Saturday at the Montbrook site a little south of Gainesville (FL) with the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). The weather called for continuous light drizzle all day yesterday (Saturday) so we bumped the dig day to today (Sunday) instead. Normally, Sunday and Monday are the non-digging days at the site but the other days are occupied by small groups of volunteers and site managers. This morning was clear and cool with a steady breeze from the north. This meant several layers while packing
  22. I'm trying to identify the polished fossil material in this Georgian English snuffbox, circa 1760 to 1820. Is it mammoth ivory? Walrus? Wood? Something else? The material is set in unhallmarked sterling silver. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Adam
  23. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mastodon-dung-diet-environment-nova-scotia-1.6020958
  24. Shellseeker

    Rivergods smiled

    Sometimes it is hard to believe how lucky I am in hunting fossils. I was on the Peace River prospecting. Mostly small teeth (no GWs, Makos, Megs). My find of the day was half a giant tortoise humerus. With the afternoon moving to a close, this Tusk dropped into my sieve. I think that this is a Mammoth yearling and I am looking for confirmation or skepticism. 1) It is about 7 inches long with the tip broken. It is 2.25 inches (57 mm) in diameter at the butt. 2) The butt end I believe to be round rather than oval and not broken. I have seen many broken tusks and they do not ha
  25. I found, confirmed by you guys here, mastodon ivory and a molar cusp in south Texas in the the river. With cool Schregers lines. I found another piece I believe is ivory but not schreger lines. It is fossilized but unfortunately it doesnt have many markings. VERY SMOOTH, sticks to tongue like my other ivory, grinds like ivory. No bone pores under microscope. Could it be a boar tusk? Or Mammoth /mastodon.
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