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Found 28 results

  1. Belemnite or Ammonite?

    Need help identifying the following fragment. Took it out of the limestone in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). Since I've never seen an ammonite with a cigar shaped ending and the belemnite fossils I've see so far are bullet shaped, I would really appreciate your opinion on the matter! The size is 5cm and diameter 1,5 to 2cm.
  2. Ammonites - Epidaurus

    Need help identifying the following ammonites. Found these fragments in limestone, in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). The size of A is about 8 cm and B is about 6cm (which woyld probably make it about 10-12cm if complete). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
  3. Triassic fossil

    Need help identifying the following fossil. Found this fragment in the limestone in the locality Theokafta of the Argolis Peninsula, near the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Greece, eastern Peloponnesus). The limestone contains condensed ammonoid beds of the Hallstatt facies (Triassic: Anisian–Ladinian). The size of the fragment is about 1,5 cm. Any suggestion would be much appreciated!
  4. Some kind of Echinoderm?

    Need help to identify the following fossil. It was found in Milos, preserved in volcanoclastic sediment and diatomite. Data from a study in the area suggest late pliocene to early pleistocene. Looks like an echinoderma, but unlike any I've ever seen, since it's test appears to have layers and no apparent mouth (unless it's on the bottom part). I have even considered it being a cystoid or some coral, but I haven't had any luck researching my theories. Units on the pic with the ruler are cm and size is about 4.5cm. Any suggestion would be much appreceated!
  5. Fossils?

    While I was searching on the beach for fossils I found these 2 weird looking objects. The small one almost looks like a piece of skin, with scales. And the other one looks maybe like a small sea urgin inside a stone. Anyone knows if they are fossils?
  6. Hello all, I am currently on Holiday in Greece and then on the islands Zakynthos and Kefalonia. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are things to find here. I searched on the internet but only found that there are some fossils on the top of the highest mountain in Kefalonia. But that is closed at this time in summer to prevent forest fires. Anyone else knows any locations?
  7. Fossil?

    So I’m so eager to find some kind of fossil that at this moment everything looks like a fossil to me. But today on the beach i found this weird formed object about 50 cm deep. Anyone has any idea if this is a stone or a fossil? It is also very light, not stone like at all... found this on Zakynthos, Greece on a beach close to Banana Beach about 30 mins away from the capital.
  8. What kind of bone?

    Hello to all! My Brother found this 60m from the beach of Paralia (Greece).It is hard and heavy and it doesn't smell with burning test.So,question is: What kind of bone is it,also from which animal? Thanks
  9. Brachiopoda / Bivalvia Help!

    Greetings from Greece!, Need help with the id of this fossil,I am guessing genus glycymeris maybe? Thanks in Advance!!
  10. Shark Teeth n Greece ?Please help

    Hello Guys.I live in Greece I really really want to hunt for fossils and shark teeth,but the problem is there arent any knowns spots.Have you found any teethin Greece?If So Where?And anyone that knows any spots in greece please tell me
  11. Hello. Do you know where i can buy fossils in Greece(Athens)?
  12. Fossils in Athens, Greece

    Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone knows of any shops in Athens that sell fossils or if there are collecting sites that I’m able to visit (assuming it’s ok to take them back home). We’re spending our Christmas holiday in Athens and I would love a little fossil souvenir from there if possible. Thanks!
  13. Fossil Footprints of Early Human Ancestor Stolen from Crete By Tasos Kokkinidis,Sept. 14, 2017 http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/14/fossil-footprints-of-early-human-ancestor-stolen-from-crete/ Man charged with antiquities theft over fossils Ekathimerini News, September 15, 2015 http://www.ekathimerini.com/221719/article/ekathimerini/news/man-charged-with-antiquities-theft-over-fossils The footprints are discussed in: Fossil footprints challenge established theories of human evolution, PhysOrg, Uppsala University, August 31, 2017, (Has overall picture of trackways.) https://phys.org/news/2017-08-fossil-footprints-theories-human-evolution.html 5.7-Million-Year-Old Human Footprints Found in Crete, Greece, Greek Reporter, September 2, 2017. http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/09/02/5-7-million-year-old-human-footprints-found-in-crete-greece/ Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago by Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg, The Conversation, September 1, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-09-controversial-footprint-discovery-human-like-creatures.html The paper about these footprints is: Gierliński, G.D., Niedźwiedzki, G., Lockley, M.G., Athanassiou, A., Fassoulas, C., Dubicka, Z., Boczarowski, A., Bennett, M.R. and Ahlberg, P.E., 2017. Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001678781730113X PDF file at http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29687/ Yours, Paul H.
  14. Hi all, As well as being a great fossil enthusiast, I also love finding modern remains of life and nature. Like a few of you already know, I am also quite fond of seashells (fossil seashells are one of my favorite things). Minerals also interest me, though I don't know much about them. And anything else to do with nature will get me interested. I just came back yesterday from some fantastic holidays in Greece, and didn't come back empty-handed! At first, we stayed for a few days at one of our friend's house on the Greek island Paros. Then, we spent one night in Athens to visit the famous Acropolis, before spending a few days at Gerolimenas, a small village at the tip of the Mani peninsula (Peloponnese). Finally we stayed two nights in Nafplio, in the north of the Peloponnese, and then returned to the cold and rainy Netherlands. Surely holidays to remember! Of course, I was constantly looking around for fossils, seashells, and other things, enjoying the slightly nerdy activities we all here enjoy so much. Though no fossils were found, I did find a few other things. Here are my different hauls! Chapter 1: Paros Paros is a lovely, typically Greek island, in the Aegean sea. The first few days here, having visited several different beaches, I found nearly nothing. Then one day, after having eaten a delicious grilled squid, I strolled on the beach, and bingo! Seashells everywhere! I quickly grabbed a plastic bag and filled it up with little treasures. I was really stunned by the beautiful Noah's Ark shells. That was the only beach where I made finds, but the finds were so great that it was enough to leave the place with good memories and happy hands. Total haul (things on top are not seashells, but other miscellaneous things): Some of my favorites: A small Diodora graeca: A very nice Haliotis mykonosensis: A beautiful Neverita josephina: A touch-looking crab claw: Some cool pink-red urchin spines: A small but stunning Arca noae:
  15. Another "seashell: fossil or not" topic

    Hi all, I know what you're thinking: "Oh god, not another fossil or not seashell topic by Max! " But I need your help again. I'm pretty sure that this one is a fossil, as it is stuck in solid matrix. I'm not completely sure though. Definitely some kind of oyster/pycnodont, this one was found at the beach of Vivari (near Nafplio, Greece), at about 2m of depth (yes I dived; there were many pretty modern seashells in the area, and I eventually stumbled on this one). If there isn't enough detail visible to say, I can try to prep it a bit. The matrix is very hard though, so I can't guarantee success on the prep. What do you think of this one? Best regards, Max
  16. Scallop: fossil or not?

    Hi all, I found this partial scallop yesterday. I found it on the Acrocorinth, in Corinth (Greece). I'm not really looking after the species, even though obviously if someone can tell it it would be great. I'm more looking to see whether it is fossil or not. Here are my pro/con arguments: Pro: • thick and heavy • found at about 400m altitude • I had to dig it out of the dirt Con: • very colorful • shiny • no references of fossils being found here Anyone know if it is fossil or not? Thanks, Max Here are some more pics of it, when wet: And I also found this nearby. Looks like coral/bryozoan or something like that (I'm really not sure: this could easily be a concretion):
  17. Currently on holiday out in Greece. Been seeing lots of antiquities, both in museums and (relatively) in situ in ruinsmagine . At the moment we are having breakfast under the windmill on the northern corner of the rim of the volcanic crater that makes up the Greek island of Santorini (Thera) in the town of Oia (pronounced ee-ya by the locals and those in the know and oy-ya by the masses of tourists who arrive by ferry, cruise ship or air). Yesterday we drove down from Oia to Fira to visit both the Archaeological Museum of Thera as well as the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Thera ("the circular one") is the original name for Santorini before being renamed by the Latin Empire for Saint Irene (Santa Irini). The museums are small (compared with the museums of Crete or Athens) but have many nice artifacts and lots of good information on the Cycladic and Minoan civilizations that preceded the more modern day Greek culture. Of local note is the fact that the volcanic cone that is Santorini erupted approximately 3600 years ago which destroyed the local settlements and reshaped the island significantly. It is hypothesized that the resulting tsunami may have reached the coast of Crete (to the south) and may have put an end to the Mnoan civilization there as well. This morning we are off to go visit the excavated remains of the village of Akrotiri on the opposite end of the largest crescent island that forms modern day Santorini to see where many of the artifacts we encountered in the museums were originally discovered. Imagine my delight when among all of the pottery, stucco frescos, Bronze Age tools, and other items of use 37 centuries ago, I spotted some familiar looking items in a display case--fossils! These rare fossils were found in the caldera and are dated to 60,000 years BP. I've seen the ubiquitous olive trees with their distinctive gray-green foliage (currently sporting small undeveloped fruits) and I've certainly eaten my share of olives while on this trip (good thing I REALLY like Greek olives) but these are the first fossil olives I've encountered. Cheers. -Ken
  18. Calcite crystals on big Cardium fossil

    From the album Recent Finds

  19. Biggest Cardium I ever found...

    From the album Recent Finds

    10cm in length, it is the biggest Cardium fossil I ever found (from a total of more than a thousand in the same area). In the 2nd picture you can see Calcite crystals below the same fossil.. Attika, Greece, Zanclean era
  20. Rudists or... creatures?!

    Hello! These pictures are in situ of a fossil locality I discoveted in Argolis area of Greece. The age is Upper Cretaceus (Cenomanian). I believe that there are lots of Rudists fossils in sections, the ones with circular shapes. But between them there are lots of objects similar to "fish spines" as seen on the below pictures. Are they also sections of Rudists but sliced vertically? Thank you in advance!
  21. Cretaceous from Greece

    Found this years ago while in Greece. The fossils on the island are from the Cretaceous. Any ideas?
  22. Is this a vertebra?

    Hi there. Im new here and im from Greece. So once again two days ago i went for hiking in the mountain. Almost everytime i find sea urchin fossils there. (Never found anything else like a shell fossil) . However more than 4 years ago i also found a strange "rock" and luckily the last time i found an exactly same "rock" again. I really have no idea what this is. It seems like a vertebra - spondyl to me. I hope you guys can help me because im really really curious. I hope these pictures are good enough for you to find out
  23. Pathological Acquipecten side view

    From the album Recent Finds

    Pathological speciment Acquipecten Opercularis Greece Lower Pliocene 5cm wide Side view of the pathological anterior wing

    © Mark hero

  24. Concavus Concavus ,Medium sized, top view

    From the album Greek Giant Balanids

    Medium sized Balanid Concavus Concavus (barnacle) Greece Pliocene 4 cm length personal find
  25. Concavus Concavus ,Medium sized, side view

    From the album Greek Giant Balanids

    Medium sized Balanid Concavus Concavus (barnacle) Greece Pliocene 4 cm length personal find
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