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Found 3 results

  1. I am an amateur who knows next to nothing about fossils and paleontology. I am attaching five photographs of a petrified bone which I understand, used to be part of some creatures backbone. I belong to the foothills of Himalayas known as the Shivalik hills which was home to various species of Megafauna during some time in the past. We have fossil park dedicated to these gaints . (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shivalik_Fossil_Park) This bone has been lying at my home since my great grandfather's time. The local name of such bones is 'nau gaje di haddi' which translates to 'Bone of the Nine Meter long (Giant)'. It seems that few decades ago there was a tradition of people using these bones to ward off evil spirits off kids. Kids were made to sit on these bones while they were bathed in milk. The practice has since stopped but these gigantic bones are still lying around. I am using my 6" kindle as a scale.
  2. Eastern Himalayas Fossil?

    Hi everyone, I Stumble upon this during a rainy season, its a hilly region in the east of India. It weight almost like a stone, colored like a metallic rust and this looks like a walnut to me(but never this big size) . So if you guys got any clue Please help me out.
  3. Kossmatia s.l.

    From the album China

    Please DO NOT... 1) Repost this without my permission 2) Claim this as your own 3) Post it elsewhere without stating permission situation If you are planning to change this image in any way, please contact me before you do so. This image has been copyrighted. ------------------------------------------------------------------- This ammonite is from the Himalaya mountains of Tibet. It could be from the group Kossmatia s.l., but the species is unsure. It is from the Cretaceous (stage unsure).

    © ¬©2012 ~quicksilver123

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