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Found 20 results

  1. Newbie wanting to learn...

    I have a few pictures here of some shards of bone, horn, and or antler. Is there a way to tell the difference between them? The first two photos I believe to be horn, bison. Number three and four I also believe to be horn because of the wood grain pattern, but because it is a small fragment 1 1/2” I suppose it could be bone? photos 5&6 look to me like a rib bone, has a woody grain to it but is very solid, thick. However, I feel this could be horn or bone. How to tell the difference? The final two photos to me just looks like a shard of river polished bone, not horn. The wood grain is much less prominent than the others.
  2. What is this?

    Looks like an antler or a tooth? Dug up by a friend who goldmines in the Yukon. I'm thinking maybe a bison? Was hoping a mammoth tusk but think maybe not. What you think? Thank you so much for the information.!
  3. Bone or Antler?

    Hello, I was just traveling for a while and I was in the Rocha Department of Uruguay an area north east of Montevideo on the coast. I was walking along the severe hightide line of the shore just in front of a formation of a large sand dune area. I came across this what I think to be bone but potentially an antler. Uruguay was home to many Miocene Mammals and other fauna. Any ideas what this may be from from? Hard and heavy stone sounding when tapped. Marrow fossilized within perhaps. Any help is much appreciated! Patrick
  4. Special thanks to Ptychodus04 for making this custom stand for my Megaloceros giganteus antler. I love it!!!
  5. Antler or Petrified wood?

    I found these in the gravel load, Brookshire Texas the gravel came from the Brazos river item #1 photos 1-7 item #2 photos 8-13
  6. I found this “Fossil” in the Netherlands near the German border about 10 years ago and have always wondered what it might be. To me it looks like part of a horn or antler. Wonder if anyone can help me out. Thanks craig
  7. pleistocene antler

    A little over a year ago, I found the larger piece of antler in a dredge pile from a canal near Ft Myers that was being dredged. My friend and I also found the jaw of a sloth, several large but broken bone pieces, a mammoth tooth and myriad bones (82 different sections, mostly about 1 " thick and about 6 " long, but unidentifiable, with several broken joint pieces) However, my question is about the smaller antler piece I found in the peace river near Wachula, FL last weekend....it is so very much smaller, not that it couldn't be, but I am wondering if it is perhaps a different species of deer, or maybe something else, like peccary?
  8. tooth?

    Dear Sir's,this is not a fossil I found.Please move if it should be in another spot.I found this beside the Sandusky river Fremont,Ohio northwest Ohio.It looks like a tooth to me and people I showed it to but is not rock or mineral.It is very light weight and has a woody feel to it.When I found it I thought it was from a recent animal so I showed it to all the hunters where I work(lots of them in this area).Was surprised none of them had ever seen something like this.There also seems to be two holes at the top of it on one side and one on the other side.One person who is really into animals and nature said it was canine but had no other ideas.Another said it looked and felt like antler to him.he also said with the holes it was possible that it was a carved from antler indian charm.Ohio had lots of native people and rivers move things a long way.I know mother nature can shape things in crazy ways to look like things they are not but the shape at the wide top is really so toothlike its hard to think this is whats going on here.I'm sorry for the bad photos I tried my best and can try again if someone asks.What do you think this may be? Thank You for any replies.......Steve
  9. Tooth,tusk,antler... oh my

    Hi ya'll, it's me again. I was given this for my collection as a gift. The guy that found it came acrossed it while sport hunting on private land in Ohio in 98. From what I've obtained it came out of a 'landslide' and was just sticking out. That is all in info I could get on it. I was thinking antler or pig tusk but my 12 yr old son swears it's "OMG MOM IT'S MAMMOTH" but I told him to not get his hopes up before I went to the experts (you all). I plan on trying to put it back together but I don't want to mess it up. Can I use super glue? If not what should I use to glue it's bits back on.
  10. River Bone, Antler??

    Hello, I found this on a sandbar that usually can not be accessed but the water level was really low. I was along the Missouri River near St Louis, MO. It looks like a bone and seems really old. Maybe an antler tine but it is kind of flat. Any suggestions on what it might be?
  11. This big section of antler came out of a river in the midwest. Whitetail, Elk, Stag-moose, and even Caribou material has been found at this location. I hunt deer and it doesn't look like its from a typical whitetail but not sure, and does not appear to be from an elk with those strange 3 wavy tines but I don't know. Wondering if anyone has any opinions on this or any experience with stag moose, elk, caribou or anything else it may be - thanks.
  12. Long time no post for me. So is this bone or antler? It is heavy for it's size so mineralization is present. Normally I am finding what I believe is Cretaceous pet wood in this area and I have found a few bits of turtle shell and what are two possible bits of bird bone also. I suspect the bone/antler is not as old as Cretaceous though I might be wrong. Thanks Robert
  13. SC River Finds

    Hi All, A few items found river diving in SC, which I could use help with ID. I've not found another Shark Tooth like this, not sure what it is: Is this a Horse Tooth? Anyone able to ID this small Mammal Jaw? Antler ?
  14. Central Texas mineralized antler

  15. Hello! I have fossil antler. Is it possible that it could be antler from Megaloceros giganteus? It is 47 cm long. Kind regards, Paweł
  16. Haven't seen antler like this and was hoping someone knows what animal it might be from? Unlike typical antler I find with convex or flat base, its base is slightly concave. Also at its base are what look like 3 additional points that are likely broken and incomplete. I looked through some books but I couldn't identify it. Any ideas?
  17. Piece of antler? North Sea

    Hi all, Same as the other one (North Sea; Pleistocene). I'm thinking piece of antler of a deer (Megaloceras?). Thanks in advance, Max
  18. From the album Ice Age Europe

    This is my section of Giant Deer antler compared to a modern Red Deer antler.
  19. Giant Deer antler base.

    From the album Ice Age Europe

    The base of a Giant Deer/ Megaloceros giganteus antler.
  20. Giant Deer antler

    From the album Ice Age Europe

    One of the Irish Elk/ Megaloceros giganteus antlers at my museum.
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