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These two claws were collected from tar seeps in Kern County, California by the late George Lee back in the 70's. I have seen bird claws identified to species before and would like to know if these two can be as well. A friend has a variety of fossils from there and asked me about these today. The larger claw is 31 mm from tip to most distant part of the back of it. The other is 27 mm. Thanks, Jess
Before anything, Hi everybody Im new here. Well, I just found this "radius" like fossil in a load of pumice sand for construction. I dont know exactly from where it comes, but all around here is Rancholabrean pumice. At first sight it looked like a rib, but now I think is a radius (or maybe an ulna). Unfortunately both tips are missing. I know have the complete bone is necesary for a more specific determination, but I wonder if Order or Family level determination is possible. I had compared with some pictures and the closer things I have now are some medium size feline, a "gracil" artiodactyl or even a human?! Can somebody help me with this please?
MammothPaleoGuy posted a topic in Fossil IDI'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: