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I have a very general question regarding the amount of time it takes for an equus tooth to fully fossilize. I found some perfect, fossilized horse teeth in the Alafia River in an area where there was almost no other fossil material, save VERY well-worn fragments of dugong and turtle. It was suggested to me that the teeth could be from colonial era horses. I have read that in mineral-rich water, fossilization can occur rapidly, even in less than 100 years but do Florida rivers have that kind of mineral content or did I read some bogus material? I would appreciate any input.
-Andy- posted a topic in Fossil PreparationI decided to test out the effects that different preservatives would have on the same fossil. The results were surprising. Fossils used are a Pliocene Horse Teeth from Bolivia, and a Sea Biscuit from Taiwan. I used Paleobond, Mod Podge and a brandless handicraft varnish. In my opinion, the handicraft varnish had the smallest impact on the final appearance of the fossil, followed by mod podge, followed by paleobond. It should be noted however that mod podge would make the fossil slightly sticky, and this test is not indicative of the amount of protection the preservative would have on the fossil, only the final result of their appearance.
dozer operator posted a topic in FloridaPalm beach/Martin county border land finds from the Rancholabrean land mammal age (late Pleistocene)Horse teeth, deer tooth and antler tip, sloth tooth.two types of turtle shell, a camel bone (astragalus) and an unidentified bone on left.