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  1. The discussion continues. Discovery of widespread platinum may help solve Clovis people mystery, University of South Carolina, March 9, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309120656.htm http://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2017/03/uofsc_archaeologists_discover_platinum_at_clovis_sites.php Moore, C.R., West, A., LeCompte, M.A., Brooks, M.J., Daniel Jr, I.R., Goodyear, A.C., Ferguson, T.A., Ivester, A.H., Feathers, J.K., Kennett, J.P. and Tankersley, K.B., 2017. documented at the Younger Dryas onset in North American sedimentary sequences. Scientific Reports, 7, p.44031. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44031 http://1f9hwg1wionh254zdu2abfkg.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/srep44031.pdf https://www.academia.edu/31867816/Widespread_platinum_anomaly_documented_at_the_Younger_Dryas_onset_in_North_American_sedimentary_sequences_OPEN The number of publications on this topic must be closing in on circa 180 to 200 by now. Yours, Paul H.
  2. Found this on a spoil bank in coastal georgia. It looks to me as though it has been worked. Small scratches /grooves on back as well. I have heard of these but never seen one. Thoughts?
  3. I purchased my copy at the Museum located at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. They have a book shop and a good variety of local interest books for sale. I also bought a book on the Nebraska and South Dakota Fairburn Agates, that are found north of Toadstool Park on top of the Cretaceous and in the boulder and pebble deposit on the top. Believe it or not... ask anyone driving a pickup with the Department of Agriculture emblem on the door and they will point out where to go for the Fairburns! Once you are there, deviate a bit so you are not rewalking where WE started, as no Fairburns were found on our last trip. If... you are planning to go to Nebraska, or live in Nebraska... this is an excellent issue for young, old and nearly fossilized grandparents who share an interest of what has been discovered within the State. It is written primarily by Michael R. Voorhies, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Nebraska. It is a "treasure of information", well written by an authority and the other authors are no less remarkable in the color illustrations and information. It sold originally for $12.95 and is available on the internet, used, for less. It is 162 pages of Nebraska. Nebraskaland Magazine's The Cellars of Time- Paleontology and Archaeology in Nebraska, Volume 72, Number 1, January/February 1994. If you search www.abebooks.com just type in the title The Cellars of Time. If I did not have a copy already, I would have ordered it once reading this post. And... if this does not get you off of your sofa... on page 7 is a Miocene Saber Tooth cat with one of its canines stuck in the femur of another Sabertooth cat!
  4. I've got an odd thing. This vaguely torus-shaped object came in a ten pound bag of Peace River gravel. The gravel is heavily time-averaged and contains Miocene shark-teeth and Pleistocene mammal teeth. My object certainly doesn't look to be part of any tetrapod's skeleton, and while it could be an invert I've got a feeling that it doesn't have any biological origin at all. I'm pretty sure it's just an oddly-shaped 'leverite,' but it looks enough like a man-made thing to arouse my curiosity. Certainly the central hole has a smooth-bored appearance. It looks for all the world like a bead -- pareidolia, probably. The doings of man don't generally hold much of an interest for me, but given where this came from, it seems like it could hail from that brief time in North American history that provides grist for the mills of paleontology and archeology -- the latest Rancholabrean. Did Clovis (or pre-Clovis, if you perfer) people even make beads? If so, do they look like this? In the pictures below the lines on the grid are 2 mm apart. We're looking at a small object here. I'm probably only fooling myself, but I'm curious. Take a look below:
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