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  1. Any idea what this is?

    Found this in a dried pond in southern TN. Any idea what it could be?
  2. Nashville Tennessee Area Fossils

    Per my promise to Tiggy’s Dad, here are some of my Ordovician and other period fossils from the Nashville, Tennessee area. Disclaimer: following is a very small sample - I have multiple bags of fossils so I will continue to post as time permits. Top Bottom
  3. Digging up bones: Unearthing the past at Gray Fossil Site Diane Hughes, Explore Tennessee, The Tennessean, Sept. 10, 2018 https://www.tennessean.com/story/exploretennessee/2018/09/10/unearthing-past-gray-fossil-site/1215351002/ Gray Fossil Site http://gfs.visithandson.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Fossil_Site Some publications found using Google Scholar are: Gong, F., Karsai, I. and Liu, Y.S.C., 2010. Vitis seeds (Vitaceae) from the late Neogene Gray fossil site, northeastern Tennessee, USA. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 162(1), pp.71-83. https://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C19&q=gray+fossil+site&btnG=&httpsredir=1&article=3171&context=etd http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi= Zobaa, M.K., Zavada, M.S., Whitelaw, M.J., Shunk, A.J. and Oboh-Ikuenobe, F.E., 2011. Palynology and palynofacies analyses of the Gray Fossil Site, eastern Tennessee: their role in understanding the basin-fill history. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 308(3-4), pp.433-444. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3e1a/1ed4b8c0eb716d82dfa966b0f95f03d7d681.pdf https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamed_Zobaa https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Zavada Worobiec E., Liu Y.-S., Zavada M. S. 2013. Paleoenvironment of the late Neogene lacustrine sediments at the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 83(1): 51–63. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Zavada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258226231_Worobiec_E_Liu_Y-S_Zavada_M_S_2013_Paleoenvironment_of_the_late_Neogene_lacustrine_sediments_at_the_Gray_Fossil_Site_Tennessee_USA_Annales_Societatis_Geologorum_Poloniae_831_51-63 Also, there is this unrelated shor, "fluff" article. How Long Does Something Have to Be In the Ground Before It's Considered a Fossil? http://mentalfloss.com/article/556730/how-long-does-something-have-to-be-in-ground-to-be-a-fossil Yours, Paul H.
  4. Help ID mammal tooth

    Hello all, I am new here and this is my first post. I recently found this tooth while fossil hunting on a creek in summer county Tennessee. I was mostly finding crinoids, coral and a few other unidentified relics when this caught my eye. At first glance I thought it was a horn coral as I’ve found a few of those on this creek, but it quickly became apparent that it was actually a tooth that I initially thought was from a large cat or bear. But after a little research I don’t think it’s from either. I can’t seem to positively ID it, although it sorta looks like a croc tooth or maybe a whale tooth. It’s really worn down by time and the elements but I think there’s still enough there to be recognizable. The enamel seems to have a grain to it. And the rest of it is completely mineralized. I was hoping someone here may recognize exactly what it’s from. I found it pretty much on the surface in a small rocky creek that is loaded with crinoid stems of all colors shapes and sizes. I’ve found coral there and some clam type fossils also, along with some other types of unidentified fossils and peculiar looking rocks. I’ll probably make another thread for some of the other interesting pieces I have, but this tooth is by far the most intriguing thing I’ve found as of yet. I used Ordovician as a tag but I’m really not positive that’s accurate for this tooth. It seems that Tennessee has fossils from several different periods. So if there’s any questions I may be able to answer that could help pin point a time or whatever feel free to ask. But for some reason I have a feeling someone will probably know what it’s from by sight alone. I’ve always been interested in rocks and fossils but I’m a complete newb when it comes to actually ID’ing most of them. I’m originally from Louisiana and fossils aren’t near as plentiful there. I think it’s already developed into an addiction...
  5. Unknown fossil

    Hello! I found this fossil yesterday while searching for trilobites near the Buffalo River in middle tennessee. it measures approximately 5-6 inches long and around d an inch wide. Any information regarding it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
  6. Hello, I have been a long time member of the fossil forum, but I have never posted before. I live in south Florida and I am planning on making a trip up to northwestern Georgia, northeastern Alabama, and southeastern Tennessee for two or three days and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on fossil hunting sites in the region. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Hello, I’m hoping someone will identify some of the fragments on this hash plate for me. It appears to be mostly crinoid stems? It is from my yard in middle Tennessee.
  8. Fossils Found In Creek

    I found these small rocks with fossils in a creek in middle Tennessee. I’m especially interested in the fossils in the first picture. Is it just a deeper imprint of a shell? ~ Any information on the types of these fossils is appreciated.
  9. Fossil Hash

    These are pics of another hash plate from my yard in middle Tennessee. I’m hoping someone will let me know what all is in it. (I’m wondering if there are fragments of fish bones?) Thanks.
  10. Is This A Fossil?

    Hello, I would like to know whether or not this is a fossil on top of this rock? Is it just weathering? It is from my yard in middle Tennessee.
  11. Is This A Crinoid?

    Hello, I think this is a crinoid, but am hoping somebody will let me know which type? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee.
  12. Hello, I am hoping some of the fossils on this hash plate from my yard in middle Tennessee can be identified. Could any of these be from a very small shark?
  13. Tennessee Amber

    My dad loves fossilized amber, As a teen he was promised a whole piece of amber with a mosquito in it but unfortunately his now homeless cousin stole it and it disappeared forever. He keeps wanting to go hunt for amber but I don’t know any places in Tennessee to go find any. It would make his year to go find a piece so if anyone knows any good locations it would be much appreciated.
  14. Hello, I’m hoping someone can let me know what caused the three indentations in this rock? Weathering? Some type of track? Something previously embedded in the rock?
  15. Spiral Fossil

    I’m wondering what this fossil would be? Is it a sundial shell? It is on a slab of rock which was used as a pathway stepping stone in my yard in middle Tennessee.
  16. Concretion or Fossil?

    I would like to know whether or not this is a concretion? What is in the center? It is a middle Tennessee creek find.
  17. I’m hoping someone will let me know which types of fossils are on this rock? It is from my yard in middle Tennessee.
  18. Is this a fossil?

    Hello, I’m hoping someone will let me know if this rock has some type of fossil in it? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee. After cleaning it with vinegar and water, several little black spots became visible. Are those fossil imprints of some sort?
  19. I’m hoping someone will tell me which type of fossil I have? I think it is interesting because such a narrow piece is intact. It is from my yard in middle Tennessee.
  20. Concretion or fossil?

    Hello, I found this in a creek in middle Tennessee. Is it a concretion or some type of fossil?
  21. Is this a coprolite?

    I’m wondering if this could be a coprolite? I found it in a creek in middle Tennessee.
  22. Hello, I would like to know if this is a type of fossil, or a discoloration on the rock. And if it is a fossil, what is it? I found it in my yard in middle Tennessee. Thanks.
  23. I am hoping someone will tell me which type of fossils are in this rock? It is from my yard in middle Tennessee. Thanks.
  24. Fossilized Plant?

    Hello, I would like to know if this rock has some type of fossilized plant imprint? I found it in my yard in middle Tennessee.