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  1. Asteroids, Micro Diamonds, and the Younger Dryas with Jens Notroff: Archaeological Fantasies Ep 106 Archaeological Fantasies Podcast https://player.fm/series/archaeological-fantasies-podcast/asteroids-micro-diamonds-and-the-younger-dryas-with-jens-notroff-archaeological-fantasies-ep-106 https://player.fm/series/archaeological-fantasies-podcast The Deus ex machina for the destruction of civilizations, either imaginary or real, seems to be comet impacts. Remix – Atlantis in Sardinia with Dr. Emily Holt Archaeological Fantasies ep 107 https://player.fm/series/archaeological-fantasies-podcast/remix-atlantis-in-sardinia-with-dr-emily-holt-archaeological-fantasies-ep-107 https://player.fm/series/archaeological-fantasies-podcast Yours, Paul H.
  2. Exciting Phalanx

    If this is what I think it is... it's rare and exciting. This fossil is a phalanx (a toe bone at the end of the foot) . I have mis_identified very similar bones as predator in the past, so I ask for help . @Harry Pristis For anyone new to fossil toe bones, refer to the analysis and fantastic photos in this TFF thread: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/83952-toe-bone-possible-predator/
  3. Hi everyone! It has been a while since i have been here.Mostly i have a lot of things around the Faculty to do, so i didn't have much time for fossils sadly. I want to ask if anyone is maybe maybe interested in some of my drawings? I would like to hear ya! I started collecting Pleistocene fossils,mostly mammal teeth ,so i'm looking for that. As you know, i am doing all kinds of prehistoric animals and also modern ones. If anyone is interested,let me know via PM Regards, Darko
  4. Vertebra ID please

    There is a lot of Dugong fossils where this vertebra was found, but I don't think it is Dugong. Santa Fe River find. Some breakage and lots of erosion. I can send more photos - just ask if it helps. Thanks!
  5. Hello friends, I'm really curious about this one. Found in Santa Fe River - typically Pleistocene area. It seems to be some sort of vertebra process, but its odd that it is assymetrical. I hope the pictures are sufficient. I can send different aspects if desired. It may not appear so, but as far as I can tell the fossil is mostly intact and the assymetry is by design not due to breakage.
  6. A couple of oddities

    I always have stuff that could be IDed because I am always imagining that it is something that it is not... may be true here also: Whenever I see the multiple holes in a line , I think tooth sockets and thus Jaw. But here I am pretty sure that is not what I have. So, if not jaw, it must be turtle scute, but this is ODD for turtle.. Anyone come across something similar? That for all comments and suggestions. Jack Then a small incisor that should be horse, but might be camel or...
  7. Mystery find

    I have found quite a few of these over the years, but have never ID'd them. Very distinctive features and always the exact same size it seems. Thanks in advance...
  8. what type of foot bone here?

    guessing proximal or medial phalanx, but not sure what animal. Any hints appreciated.Thank you
  9. not your average horse tooth

    Never seen a horse tooth with the third root like this one has. Usually only two roots. Any explanation would be appreciated...
  10. Bone pieces from the Banjaard

    Hi everyone, Here are 3 bone pieces I found last month on the Banjaard beach in the Netherlands. Not sure what any of these are. Their age is most likely Pleistocene, but it could also be Pliocene. Both terrestrial and marine are possible. Let me know if any of these remind you of anything! Thanks in advance, Max Bone #1:
  11. Hi everyone, Not last Wednesday, but the one before that one, I went to the Zandmotor again for a hunt, and it went well! As soon as I went down on the beach (I was still in the Kijkduin area, not yet on the Zandmotor), so only some 5 minutes or so into the hunt, I found this little ugly thing in the sand: It's a small (slightly incomplete) mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) lamella! It's from the late Pleistocene, some 40'000 years ago. It's nowhere as nice as the previous one I found, but this one's cool too. Still happy to have found it because lately I've really been on a dry spell when it comes to the mammal stuff, so hopefully this is a sign that I'm gonna find some more again. After that, I continued hunting for some 4 hours or so, until the rain chased me away. The weather, although sunny at first, was really not great because there was a lot of wind. This made it a bit colder, but more annoyingly there was sand going everywhere. At some point I was checking out a little sand cliff for some shells, but had to turn my back immediately because the sand was going in my eyes. Also, the 'wich' part of my sandwich became essentially irrelevant... I did make some cool fossil shells finds though:
  12. Partial Denisovan Jawbone Found in China

    Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin By Malcom Ritter, May 1, 2019 https://apnews.com/f3ee57c9a53e41ef846442de09397c29 Fahu Chen, Frido Welker, and many others, 2019, A late Middle Pleistocene Denisovan mandible from the Tibetan Plateau Letter | Published: 01 May 2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1139-x Yours, Paul H.
  13. A really busy week

    Last Friday , I drove to Tallahassee to participate in the Florida Paleontology Society Spring meeting. Some of my fossil hunting friends but NOT my wife, questioned my Sanity. But I thoroughly enjoyed hunting an Eocene quarry in South Georgia on Saturday. I even found a few shark teeth, hemipristis upper and lower, a colorful Mako and a Shrimp burrow, a Chesapecten, and a druzy oyster. It was a lot of fun but I definitely got my exercise. The shell stayed where it was attached to a 100 plus pound rock. Returned home on Sunday... The trip is about 7 hours for me. and then went to the Peace River Monday and Tuesday because my wife is traveling for the next week and I can not go hunting until she returns. But I did get a present yesterday!!!! This is my 4th complete mastodon tooth in 11 years.. A great feeling. It shows how rare finding one is, when compared to the intensive hunting that I do.. I always feel blessed, this time included. I research every key find: http://floridapaleosociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Fossil-Species-of-Florida-1-2002-Mammut-Americanum.pdf By size, this fossil tooth is a M1 molar, and an upper cheek tooth based on the axis alignment at right angles to the Lopfs. Like I said, it was a busy week.
  14. Unknown Cretaceous/Pleistocene

    This 1"x1" piece is from a creek in west Alabama which has late Cretaceous and Pleistocene fossils.
  15. Donated Fossils

    I hunt with good friends. This was last Saturday. One friend knows I like mammal ear bones. So he donated this one to me. I have identified a number of Florida fossil ear bones, but not this one... yet. It seems to be broken and not horse, camel or bison, about that size. The other friend found this tooth, thought it might be deer. But I ventured that it was a camel premolar and I would be able to identify once back home. But after I compared it to this photo from the Florida Museum of Natural History, I was far less sure> Can it be either p4? Heniaucheniamacrocephala (below) PaleolamaMirifica Finally , a Sand Tiger which I found . If there are a lot of Peace River hunters who find sand tigers with double cusps on each side, raise your hand. We 3 agreed that this was very unusual. Is this really a Carcharias taurus tooth? Are there any other possibilities? Thanks for all responses. Jack
  16. Possible Pleistocene Equus tooth?

    Hello again forum! I found this tooth eroded out of a cliff on the coast in Santa Barbara county, California. I'm fairly certain it is an upper m3 molar of an Equus but have been unable to determine the species or age of it. There is some matrix cemented onto the tooth face that I tried picking off but it is quite hard and wasn't being cooperative so I stopped to not damage it. Anyone have any leads that could point to it being either a Pleistocene or just older modern tooth? Or tips on how to remove the tooth face matrix without giving it a root canal? Thanks very much!
  17. Predator incisor

    I was out hunting today at a location that has larger "small" shark teeth. I really like lower hemis and that keeps me coming back. They can be found but are not "common", even here/ I was looking for them, and almost missed this tooth. That "bump" on the left photo is a cusp. Cusp means predator. The tooth is .95 inches long. Because there is only 1 cusp on the tooth, does that help to identify the position in the jaw of this incisor? I could guess at which predator, but would like confirmation from someone who knows. Thanks Jack
  18. Sm Carnassial

    Out yesterday, gorgeous day, good friends, mostly small shark teeth but a few keepers. That deer tine is one of my best at 2.75 inches, and the beaver molar, hard to find in this condition, is sweet!!!! But this tread is about a Carnassial or maybe it is a p4. Luckily, I hunt with a quarter inch screen. What animal family is this? It does not look like bigger canids I have. For that matter, it does not look like my felid carnassials. At first , I thought peccary molar, then tapir pre_molar, ....
  19. Last 2 McKittrick bird bones

    Here are the other two in the series. One is a long limb bone, but the other maybe a tarsometatarsal? The shorter of the two is approximately 2.25 in in length.
  20. hi all, I got these as part of a collection. The ID card simply said "bird bone" from the Rancho LaBrea Fm, McKittrick. Honestly, birds are not my forte, but I'm trying, given all the bird material that I have collected from Lee Creek. But I digress... I could use some help with the ID of 4 bones. The two here are long limb bones, approximately 3.5in to 4in in length. As for an ID, that's all I can guess. Help! thanks!
  21. Hi, Does anyone have a copy of the paper "Evidence for increased hominid diversity in the Early to Middle Pleistocene of Indonesia"? It caught me by surprise that Meganthropus is considered a valid genus of hominid given that most paleoanthropologists have seen Meganthropus as a synonym of Homo erectus. Also, two molars that form part of the original hypodigm of the extinct human species Homo erectus are considered non-Homo.
  22. North Sea bone fragment

    This piece was found on the beach Domburg, Zeeland (the South of the Netherlands) , along the Dutch North sea coast. It was thrown ashore during a recent sand suppletion. It is likely from the Pleistocene. A friend of mine told me I might be a part of a pelvis, but I am unsure. Any help would be appreciated. Floris
  23. Peace River bone and a Vert

    Fossil hunting is almost perfect now that the Peace River is open, and I am trying to squeeze as many days and locations as possible. Travel north today but will be back at it early next week. Quantity was light yesterday but did get some nice finds (Glyptodon osteoderm, blueish Meg) and some interesting bones. Maybe someone will recognize this one.. The upper left bone is odd. 1st is that it is hollow which implies bird but it is large to be bird. I wonder what @Auspex thinks. 2nd is that it is tapering from what appears to be a joint and finally I do not recognize it as a common bone from the river. More Photos: And then a modern (?) vert : What type of reptile, fish, mammal has a vert that looks like this... As always, I appreciate all comments, suggestions, identifications.... Jack
  24. Hi all, This weekend, after the long, boring and annoying winter months (it's always mildly cold, but very windy and rainy in the Netherlands in winter... horrible fossil hunting conditions) spring finally let out the tip of its nose, with a nice sun, blue sky and decent temperature. About time! We all know what this means... time to do some fossil-hunting! So on Sunday morning I woke up, prepared my fossil hunting equipment (mainly bags and boxes; no tools needed for this beach), made myself a lunch, and set out at 13:00 to the bus. The bus ride to Kijkduin takes me about an hour, so I arrived at the beach at 14:06. But, as usual, because it's by bus I'm not dropped off at the ideal spot, so I have to walk about an hour on the beach, due south-west, to actually get to the Zandmotor. But that wasn't much of a problem... this part of the beach already has a few fossils to yield, although not as many, so you can start the fossil hunting right away. Didn't find anything significant though in that first stretch. You're literally walking on lots of Eemian fossil shells, but these species are all very common. Spisula solida, Cerastoderma edule, C. glaucum, and Macoma balthica are just not worth picking up, unless it's a specimen that stands out to me (unusual size, pathologies, weird colors, etc). Here's a map to better illustrate the places I will mention. Note that it's approximate. Also, the sand cliffs and the shell banks often move around, we are after all on a beach with lots of wind and water movement, so these positions aren't defined. But this is what was the case this weekend. And the pink Zandmotor "limit" isn't accurate either, it's more my view as in "this is good fossil-hunting territory". By the way, that red S is where the bus drops me off. Oh, and that big puddle in the middle of the beach is actually a very popular kite-surf spot, especially for amateurs because there are no waves. This time I started off the hunt at the "sand cliffs" as I like to call them, (2m tall at the highest point, so not real cliffs), then went on to an area more to the south of the Zandmotor (at the bottom of the dark blue line on the map). It was my first time properly hunting that little area, and it turns out it's actually a good spot, I found lots of good bivalve fossils there! After an hour or two I sat down to eat my lunch (yes, a very late lunch, but time flies by when you're fossil hunting! I'm actually still surprised I remembered to eat my lunch at all, I usually get so caught up in the hunt that I often just completely forget to eat my lunch at all ), then went onto the richest part of the Zandmotor when it comes to shells, the..... (drumroll please)............. shell banks! I know, very unexpected! The real Eemian shell banks are usually lying on the north-center of the Zandmotor, between the cliffs and the shoreline. That is when I made my two favorite finds of the day: a gorgeous Propebela turricula, and a bit later, Gari fervensis! After a total of about 5 hours hunting, I decided it was time to get back home, so I called it a day. But man was it a good day! I found an incredible diversity of fossil shells, especially bivalves. Onto some pictures, starting with some location pics.
  25. Radius/Ulna

    Hello, I found these two sticking out of a bank alongside a river in Caldwell county, Texas. These two were down about nine feet and broke when I tried to pull them out.