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  1. Lando_Calrissian_4tw

    Manatee rib section, lag deposit, South Carolina, U.S.A.

    From the album: Lando’s Fossil Collection

    A dugong or manatee rib section collected from a lag deposit in Summerville, SC.

    © Lando_Cal_4tw

  2. From the album: Lando’s Fossil Collection

    Associated remains of the sea turtle Carolinachelys wilsoni from an Oligocene lag deposit just outside the township of Summerville, SC.

    © Lando_Cal_4tw

  3. Lando_Calrissian_4tw

    Chandler Bridge Formation, South Carolina, U.S.A., 2021

    From the album: Lando’s Fossil Collection

    Collected from a public creek just outside the Summerville township.

    © Lando_Cal_4tw

  4. So I just finished piecing together the remains of a partial sea turtle carapace that I dug out of a lag deposit just outside the town of Summerville in South Carolina. Anyone potentially know any taxonomic information on it, such as what genus or species it might be from? Conversion from inches to cm: 10 inches = 25cm; 5 inches = 12.5cm; 1 inch = 2.5cm
  5. Lando_Calrissian_4tw

    Summerville area creek mystery fossil

    Anyone have any idea what this is? Found it in a creek just outside the town of Summerville. It’s definitely a fossil, it has an internal histology. The back part extended longer before it broke digging it out (it’s incredibly fragile). I’m thinking it might be some type of fossil coral, otherwise I have no idea, even with researching it online. I found it next to some associated pieces of a sea turtle shell in a lag deposit, lots of phosphate nodules surrounding it. Very brittle, just like the sea turtle shell, and of the same color as the turtle shell. Weird.
  6. Lando_Calrissian_4tw

    First South Carolina Fossil hunting trip

    Made my first fossil hunting trip to South Carolina, went to some areas around Summerville, thought I’d share pics of some of the fossils I collected! The best finds were some echovenator-like teeth, Angies, great whites, some intact sections of dugong ribs, and several associated pieces of a sea turtle shell. Felt like Indiana Jones exploring all the creeks trying to find productive spots haha. Fun trip, hope to return in the future!
  7. Hi all! I just got back from a trip to the Charleston area of South Carolina. Did a little fossil hunting just outside Summerville. Ran into a phosphate lag deposit in a creek and dug out part of an associated sea turtle shell. Are associated and/or articulated remains normal for lag deposits? I was surprised by the find, thought lag deposits were a random assemblage of disarticulated/non-associated remains left over and concentrated by receding shorelines. I’ll post pics of the fossils I got on my trip later today, thanks for the help!!!
  8. Thomas.Dodson

    Unidentified Summerville Tooth

    Greetings everyone. I collected this pretty little tooth on one of my Summerville, SC trips when I lived in Georgia. It's escaped scrutiny until now. While it unfortunately lacks the root the uniqueness has made me pursue an ID anyway, although it might not be possible. I have considered a serrated Alopias grandis based on the depth, irregular serrations, and overall shape. I've also considered a juvenile Otodus angustidens but I'm having difficulty finding good examples so a lot of comparisons are instead made with other Otodus species. I'd be interested in seeing what others think.
  9. Bob Barnum

    Squalodon Tooth

    This is one of the teeth that I found recently in a creek bed in Summerville. It was not in a geological formation but The Chandler Bridge Formation is very close. My limited knowledge leads me to think this is a squalodon tooth. Any one have any thoughts? Thanks for your help in identifying this tooth.
  10. Hey hey, hope everybody’s Tuesday went well! I’m new here, 25 and have much to learn in realm of fossil hunting. I’m hoping you can help. I live in Charleston, SC and travel up to Summerville from time to time to explore creeks searching for the ever elusive megalodon. I’m relatively green hunting fossil but I do have some good spots and good finds. Of all the effort I’ve given, and believe me I really have put hundreds of hours into searching, I still have not mastered the art of finding these suckers. I’m hoping someone can help. I’m thinking part of my shortcoming is
  11. Hi all. I have 2 things to ask about. The longer one was found in a creek in summerville SC it is just under 1.5 inches or 3.81cm. It is smooth all around, no ridges the center hole is definitely circular. The second one was found at Green Mill Run in Greenville NC it is .75 inches or 1.9 cm. I thought is was different the way he tip is a different color then the rest. Also there is a ridge running around the tip that I can feel even where the enamel (?) Is not chipped off. Thank you so much!! I am happy to answer questions
  12. Zmcmill

    Fossil identification

    I found this tooth today at my usual spot at in Summerville SC and I found this tooth amongst the sharks teeth that was very strange to me. The most similar thing online I’ve seen to it is squalodon due to the wrinkly enamel, accessory cusps, and two roots. However, they seem to be extremely rare or nonexistent in this region. I would love to hear any thoughts or opinions on the ID of this tooth. Thank you on advance!
  13. In between this trip report and the last, I have moved from Houston to Columbia, where I am studying biology at the University of South Carolina, so now I have the opportunitiy to take day trips down to Charleston and Summerville to go fossil hunting, which I am very much looking forwards to doing some more of sometime soon. I made my first trip since moving in on Saturday afternoon to a little creek in Summerville I last hit roughly two and a half months ago. You can see the fruits of that particular trip here: Now, I'm pretty satisfied with the results of this trip, but something impo
  14. I am new to this forum, but from what I have gathered the formations present in Summerville are the ones I have tagged. I have found several shark’s teeth in the bank of man made flood ditches in Summerville SC. I found these three teeth that just seemed different. I would be thrilled to learn more about these and potentially be able to ID them. If there’s any issues with the pictures, I’d be happy to put another one up to be more clear. Thanks in advance!
  15. PrehistoricWonders

    Bone with marks

    Hey, I was looking at this bone I found in Summerville, SC and I’m curious to know what the marks are, I know they’re probably not anything but I figured I’d ask so that I could just stop wondering! TIA!
  16. FossilizedShoe

    Summerville SC Land Site

    Let's say I've theoretically found an active construction site in Summerville, South Carolina that I would like to go fossiling in. How would I get permission to go and poke around there? What days of the week would nobody be working there? Also, what would be the best way to begin looking for teeth at a land site? I have some experience in the Summerville creeks, but have no clue where to start here. I would really appreciate some input from those of you who happen to be knowledgable about this kind of thing.
  17. Got a pretty decent haul out of Summerville on Tuesday, finally found a creek spot that was halfway decent. Lots of little broken Meg chunks, but the big tooth remains elusive. I did find a nice angustidens, though, which is in excellent shape for a creek tooth of that size. I put the specimens I could use some help identifying in the upper right hand corner of the first picture. I know the top two are mammal teeth of some sort, pretty sure the right one is either horse or camel, but I have no clue about the one on the left. Below them are what I assume is the remains of some sort of coral, an
  18. BenHE

    Shark Tooth ID

    A quite weathered tooth that I can’t ID. Found in Summerville, SC.
  19. Hi everyone, fellow Charlestonian here. I've recently got back into shark teeth hunting and have been to a few locations such as behind the YMCA and in those creek branches round there. I am posting here to ask everyone if they have any good locations they would share. I know this community is tight lipped and secretive when it comes to this, but I was hoping there would be a few individuals who didn't mind helping someone actually find some good finds. I get most sites are on private property or the individual has connections to get onto quarries (i.e. Black River Fossils), but I know there a
  20. RocksInMyPocket

    Possible Turtle Shell from Summerville

    Hey guys! New member here from Charleston. Hoping to get some help ID’ing what I think might be turtle shell pieces and another potential fossil. Found these in a creek in Summerville along with some teeth (Chandler Bridge Formation). Thanks!
  21. SCfossilhunter

    Unknown tooth, possibly whale

    Found this while sifting in a creek in Summerville SC. Found alongside a wide variety of other fossils (variety of shark teeth, dolphin teeth, horse teeth and other pleistocene bones) so cant pinpoint the time frame. But can't find anything that matches and thinking it may be a whale?
  22. Dwinge28

    Big tooth

    Big tooth found by my wife yesterday in Summerville sc sawmillbranch 4.5 long 3.5 wide
  23. Hi everyone, this believed to be "tooth/bone" was found in the Dorchester Creek / Ridgeville area.
  24. grahamguti

    Need Help with Identification

    Hi everyone, need help with some identification here. The first photos of the brown looking tooth was found in Edisto, while the bone you see was found in Dorchester Creek in Summerville.
  25. Hi I have been trying to learn some about the Summerville/ladson S.C. area I’m search of teeth and fossils with not much success. I am not asking for anyone’s honey holes. I’m interested in finding a fellow enthusiast or small group that would enjoy an outing for the day to show me some new tips and just have fun looking for some teeth and fossils... if there is anyone interested in getting together that’s familiar with the Hobby and willing to share it would be very much appreciated and excited to explore an area and learn! Thanks I’m advance!!
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