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  1. I know there are worn or broken but would like any information on them. They are fairly large. I think the two white ones might be from the same animal or age, while the black one is very dense and was possibly much bigger than the remaining piece, but I don't know. They came from a beach near Fort Pierce Florida. You can see the rule for scale. Thanks for any thoughts.
  2. Mammal Bones ID Help!

    Hi, I have three bones today that need your help to ID. They were found on Iowa River's alluvial deposits. Thank you!
  3. Large NJ Cretaceous Bone

    Found this thick bone piece in a new jersey cretaceous creek and wonder if its possible to maybe id since one side has a distinct rough texture while the other is flatter and striated, I would guess either large turtle, mosasaur, or dinosaur. My friend joked its a theropod maxilary skull fragment, but we all know around here that material seems close to impossible to come across haha. Interested to hear any other thoughts.
  4. What do preparers use to create a false matrix for fossil displays like this? Thanks!
  5. This looks authentic to me but I wanted to be sure. The fossils in the background of these photos kind of raised some red flags for me, especially the air holes in the trilobite mortality plate on the left. Ichthyosaur bones on a fossil plate, origin is listed as Posidonia Shale Formation, Holzmaden, Germany. Thanks friends!
  6. Please help identify teeth and bones

    Hey all, its been a while since I posted last. Due to the drought, the river is low so I went looking around. I was walking the river bank and stumbled on an area I can't make sense of. In an area about 15 ft across and 4 ft high there are bones and teeth everywhere. It appears as if there are multiple species of animals, but primarily I am finding a lot of what I think are cow jaws. It is located near a small college established in the 1850's. It is also located in an area that had a heavy native american population. I am attaching some photos I took and would like some input on animal type, how old they may be (I know that may be difficult). I am taking the day off tomorrow to really take a good look and do a bit of digging. Any help would be appreciated. I am sure I will post more pictures as I get into this further. Thank you.
  7. Newbie on TFF - Bovid Jaw?

    Hi everyone, I am a newbie from the Tulsa area. I've always loved looking for fossils and it's been a major part of my life. Yesterday I found a Jaw in the Arkansas River and I'm trying to ID it (age + time period). Looks Bison-ish to me (after looking for the stylid) but I am not sure. Tooth wear (M1-M3) suggest an older bovine (7-10 y/o) and this was the only piece laying on the river bed with no other piece close by. Any help is appreciated and I am very excited to have joined TFF!
  8. Two small toe bones

    Look like they might be from the same critter but I don’t know which one. Thanks
  9. Pleistocene or recent stuff?

    Dear TFF Members, I went yesterday for a fossil hunt in the sand pit I usually visit to hunt for Pleistocene stuff and I found several fossils, but some of them make me wonder if they are truly Ice Age or recent: First of all because of their size - the preservation of some of them was a huge surprise: For instance these: No only is the triangle shaped bone almost unscratched, but the two large ones are not hollow (which was normally the case): The other large bones have got a sort of white colour at the exposed edges - which is also something I have never seen before:
  10. Hello After such positive feedback in my skull/jaw find I thought I would post some of the other more interesting looking things that I found. I am not sure if these are just rocks/wood but would appreciate any comments. I can upload better photos if anything looks to be on interest I have uploaded the front and back pictures. i hope this is ok I am very new to this! thanks rich
  11. Jobsite Find

    Good afternoon to all. A colleague and I were doing some exploring in a creek bottom on our jobsite located in Fannin County, Texas. The creek we were walking in drains into the North Sulphur River. As we were walking we noticed a large bone sticking out of the creek bank. We decided to grab a couple of shovels and do a little more excavating. We came across multiple bones. As you may see in one of the pictures, we had to do a little digging in order to reach much of the bones, they definitely weren't just lying in the creek bank. I will upload more pictures with measurements. I kinda want to gauge if we stumbled across actual fossils, and if so we were hoping for some sort of inclination of what we may have found. The coordinates for the find are 33.4122,-96.0804. We were at least 15 feet below the grade of the jobsite in the creek.
  12. Bones from Matoaka Beach

    Hi Folks, Finally made it to Matoaka this past weekend after the recent Hurricane. Alot of new cliff falls. Was able to collect a few Ecphora is semi decent condition. Nothing completely intact though. I have found a few bone fragments on my last several trips to Matoaka and am looking for an expert opinion on what they are. Below is a pic from my trip this weekend. I really think this is modern but I'm not entirely sure. I think its a C1 vertebrae from a deer, but if anyone has any other thoughts please let me know. Other posts below are of three other fragments I have found.
  13. Old bison bones

    Found these bones about 8 foot down in a cut bank along a river. Suspect bison.. any help appreciated. Have more pics if needed. I included the cut bank. Believe whole skeleton to be there, did not find head yet. Thanks
  14. A bad morning in big brook is better than a good morning almost anywhere else. And a good morning is..... bunch of shark teeth, shark vert, an unidentified vert, deer leg, rib fragment and atlas vertebrae (who decapitated my Bambi?). A good size belemnite and a pice of pottery
  15. Hi, I'm hoping to go to Happisburgh and East Runton beaches in the hopes of finding mammal bones and teeth (apparently most would be fragmentary). Are there any tips you could share for when looking for these? Many thanks.
  16. Dino bones? ID please

    Went to Big Brook in New Jersey and found these three items. (In VA I have found a lot of whale bone, however this bone is bigger and of different color.) Also, what are the other two curiosities below it? The smaller one looks like a toe. Thank you for looking and for any feed back.
  17. Two small bones found together

    These bones were found a few feet apart from each other falling out of an eroding bank.
  18. Associated? Bones?

    Hi all, sorry for the long post, in advance! I purchased these unprepped with some other stuff, but these bones have lines running thru these that almost looks like quartz? Is it glue that you can put on in the field? The pics don’t do it justice at all, it’s a translucent blueish green, second question I’ve got is, are they associated? They don’t seem to fit together, but they are all the same Color of bone and all the same color of line going thru it? Last question, if they’re are associated what did they come from, and what bones are they? @Troodon @jpc @hadrosauridae. TIA
  19. Texas Pleistocene Rib Bones

    I was searching the gravel bars in the Brazos River just southeast of Houston almost every day last week before the storm hit this weekend. Now the water's too high to look, but I found a pretty good assortment of fossilized Pleistocene aged bones during my trips. Most of what I've found have been fragments that are totally unidentifiable, but a handful still have some significant features that could lead to an ID. These two are both rib bones, but that's about all I know. The first one I initially thought was from a modern cow due to how clean it was, but after picking it up it was clear that it's definitely a fossil - it's mineralized all the way through and has a decent weight to it. The only animals of that size that could produce such a large rib that I can think of off the top of my head would be either bison or hoses. The second bone also looks like a rib, but a lot smaller than the first. It has two deep grooves on either side that seem to match up with pictures I've seen of the origin point in deer and horse ribs where the bone begins to branch away from the vertebral column. As always, any help would be appreciated!
  20. Is this a Fossil or am I crazy?

    While digging holes for sage bushes at my mother's house in Granbury, we found this. Both pieces appear to fit together. Is it a fossil? If so, of what? Should we dig some more? Or am I totally wrong? I have additional photos. Thank you.
  21. Southeast Texas Pleistocene Bones

    I've been searching the gravel bars in the Brazos almost every day this week while the water is still low enough to get down there, and I've collected a pretty good assortment of fossilized bones. Most of what I've found have been fragments that are totally unidentifiable, but a handful still have some significant features that could lead to an ID. There's too many pictures to post all at once, so I'll reply a couple times with more. Thanks for the help! This first find is definitely a tooth and is the only piece I have that isn't from the Brazos, instead I picked it up on a trip to one of the small beaches north of the Texas City dike. I'm thinking bison, but I'm open to suggestions.
  22. Hello everyone! I am a digger and prepper of about 7 or 8 years, and of course a lifelong dino lover. I have a lot of experience both digging and prepping fossils from the Hell Creek formation specifically in Montana, but I still have a lot to learn. More recently I’ve begun prepping bones from the Morrison and Aguja formations, and I’m very intrigued by the differences in bone integrity, structure, quality, and mineral make-up. I understand that bones from the Morrison formation are much, much older than that of the Hell Creek and are by and large more agatized. I don’t mean to generalize, but for the purpose of brevity I’ll get to my main question. Ajuga bones. Particularly from the West Texas/Mexico area. I’m finding them to be very strange. I assume the KT Impact Event has a lot to do with their condition; which makes them even more interesting. The ones I’ve encountered (just in my brief experience) are in perfect shape. No predation. Which would fit with a major extinction event. But more intriguingly, I’ve noticed textural indications reminiscent of tissue/skin/muscle on several bones. Moreover, the bones appear to be white and chalky, and sometimes have a feeling and density similar to your teeth when your mouth is dry (REALLY weird and specific comparison I know but can’t think of a better likeness). I assume some of this has to do with the dry climate? I know these are not modern bones because they are very large and VERY heavy. Can anyone explain to me the reason behind the texture and the makeup of these bones from a geological perspective or their experience prepping bones from this formation? Also, regarding the tissue, I normally assume that tissue like structures are just my imagination running wild, but maybe there’s something to that as well? Thanks so much!! Lauren
  23. Need help ID multiple Items

    Hi guys! I’m new to this, but my wife and I have been shark tooth hunting for the past month thanks to “quarantine”. We have found some interesting things, but can’t seem to pin point what they are exactly. We believe some may be megalodon teeth, great white teeth, and a dugong bone. All were found at Onslow beach,NC. We appreciate your guys help!
  24. I found some teeth and bone fragments digging footings in my backyard. Any idea what animal these might be from? Thanks!!
  25. Bonebed

    Got access to some more private land near Dinosaur PP, company owned. My friend was familiar with this area since he was a kid so he said we should check it out, and we found some awesome dinosaur fossils! So far nothing was collected, but yesterday I got ahold of the land supervisor for the company and after receiving some paperwork coming my way on Monday I will be permitted to surface collect anything I find in this area, so this thread will be updated with more finds this coming week. Here are some photos of what we found so far: A lot of the bones looked like they were from a hadrosaur, sort of confirmed when I found this hadrosaur tooth. However there were two partial tyrannosaurid teeth nearby as well...maybe the hadrosaur got munched on... Limb bone (?) with multiple vertebrae nearby. I set them next to the large bone for the photo. Another vert, this one is in the ground so unfortunately I can’t do anything with it. Many, many bones were scattered around the area. Much more photos to come...very excited about collecting here!!
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