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  1. Not sure if it's relevant enough to paleontology. Isn't stone tools older than 10k years considered a form of hominoid ichnofossil? Anyway, they claimed the stone tools they found in a cave is as old as 30k years old, that mean humans were in Americas 15k years earlier than originally thought. If they or others find more evidences to support this claim, that would be awesome! On a different note, that led me to think why we have not found any fossils from different human species, such as Neanderthals or Homo erectus, in Americas and also if they never crossed to Americas, what prevented them? https://phys.org/news/2020-07-earliest-humans-americas-oldest-hotel.html?fbclid=IwAR0EzYeHRzrfdpV7q0twpiwJAXiBA-hkwQUUOQaEonltGz4r3MjAmcEWUWY
  2. Human fossils and human evolution are one of my favorite paleobiology topics to read, anyway... https://phys.org/news/2020-07-ancestral-commonalities-modern-human-body.html?fbclid=IwAR3xY_ryIR7f8q2yb_DdkgCu9D0qYzgPh6L-VGfv22d5y6Ew6wOKwtUVK88 Markus Bastir et al. Rib cage anatomy in Homo erectus suggests a recent evolutionary origin of modern human body shape, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1240-4
  3. This human bones was found on Azov See shore, Russia. Stratigraphic level and geological time of this find doesn't know. There are no archaeological items.
  4. Need help identifying

    Found this along the Cape Fear River Basin in Bladen County, North Carolina. I was hunting petrified wood and stumbled across this fossil that resembles a skull. Could someone possibly help me to identify it?
  5. bone from Colorado Rockies

    I found this bone near a very old gravesite in the Colorado Rockies many years ago. Not sure if it's human. It's old though.
  6. Human fingers?

    Found these by a body of water in a field what look like it would have been a good place for an Indian Mound if it look the same then as it does now
  7. Florida Peace River

    Found this on the Peace River - I know it’s not - but resembles a human incisor - anyone know what it might really be?
  8. Human bone?

    Found this by Brazos River near Sealy. Could it be human? Specifically, could it be a left tibia bone (left lower leg)?
  9. Look Under The Footprints

    New radar method looks under"ghost" footprints to gain more behavioral information. https://phys.org/news/2019-11-ghost-footprints-pleistocene-era-revealed.html
  10. I have had this in my collection for nearly 20 years. There is a story on me finding it, but I will hold off on that. I am curious if anyone knows what it is for certain. I have my ideas. It feels and has a weight that seems to be petrified.
  11. Help id

    Today's find
  12. Fossilized heart

    Hi I have built a case on all the Rocks I have shown and tried to send to you.and I get shut down at every corner for answers or anything.this is a real fossil like object very light has all the right flakiness and looks like a real heart.
  13. I don't read a lot about hominid fossils but I try to keep up with general knowledge of recent finds and discussions. Sometimes, the various science magazines will publish a special issue on the subject and I try to pick up a copy. The September issue of Natural History is devoted to human origins with a few articles with even one on the ancient primates of the Paleocene and Eocene along with a reprinted column by the late Stephen J. Gould. I haven't read it yet but leafed through it (nice artwork and fossil photos in it). I had seen it that month at a local Barnes & Noble but the last copy was all bent-up like an accordion. I looked for it at another store but couldn't find it. I went back to pick up the beat-up one I had seen but it was gone. After hunting around the magazine website, I found that back issues were available so I mailed away for it ($7 including shipping). Ten days later, it arrived. In case anyone else is interested, here's the link to page with the back issue address - just scroll down to it: http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/contact.html
  14. This is a recent find on a sandbar where I find land and sea fossils. Reminds me of a human fibula, but I really have no idea. I also found 3 turkey verts, sea turtle fragments and shark teeth on the same day. This looks like it will be easily identifiable, but can provide more info if needed. Thank you for any help you can give me. Holocene- Silver Bluff Back Barrier Complex: Georgia Coast near Savannah
  15. Human bone?

    I found this at the beach. Do you think it's a human radius bone or animal bone? I grabbed it in the waves on the east coast of Fl today. It perfectly fits from my elbow to wrist.
  16. Petrified Human Part?

    I found what seems to be a fossilized human body part, not sure though. It seems to be something, but not quite sure what. Do you think it's just rock? It is rock, but do you think it's a fossilized human part? A museum I sent a picture to said it was just a rock, but I don't know if they would really want to tell me.
  17. Greetings fossil lovers, hunters, and/or experts. I read the newbie advisories and understand what they spell out. I am a member of other hobby groups, and therefore understand the frustrations presented by dealing with "drive-by" posters. That said, I may qualify as such a poster, as I am not a fossil hunter. I am, however, a person who is interested in different things, most of them antiquities of various types. Machines for the telling of time, aka watches, are but one of them. I am quite ignorant when it comes to fossils, archeology, anthropology, etc. But I am known to possess good instincts for finding interesting specimens. I believe this may be no exception. If it isn't, well, I won't take it too hard. I found this specimen near the coast in Southern California. It was in an area that was frequented by a local indigenous people known as the Chumash. There is a lot of shell remnants around the bluffs and up to where the Pacific Coast Highway runs between Los Angeles and Ventura. It was right after a large brush fire burned to the water. This was probably over 20 years ago. My thinking is that it is a piece of fossilized bone, perhaps a human femur. There is a lot of evidence of a spongy structure, both internally, and externally, but of perhaps differing densities. What I believe may be the front portion of the suspected femur, is rounded and has creases running the length. The length is approximately 100mm, width/diameter 39mm, and height 25mm. It weighs in the neighborhood of 68 grams/2 3/8 ounces (A rock of similar dimensions would seem to weigh more.). When I tap it with my fingernail, it has a bit of a "glassy/obsidian" sound to me. Again, different than a common rock. My instincts tell me this may indicate a fossilized condition. But that is just an uneducated guess. What do the learned forum members think about this article? Does it appear to be, based on photos and description, fossilized bone? Is it also possibly from a human, rather than other animal? Any input is appreciated. Thank you in advance. Cheers.
  18. Distal end of Left Humerus

    Human? Found in Galveston Bay dredge spoils. Darrow
  19. Nice to see discoveries like this by dedicated avocational paleontologists! Who would think to look on the ceiling of caves for ancient footprints? "Fossil hunters also responsible for finding dinosaur tracks in Tumbler Ridge, B.C." http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tumbler-ridge-south-africa-1.4555438
  20. Are these human teeth?

    Are either of these possibly human molars? If so, would they be recent, Native American, or perhaps older? If not, what do you think they are? They were found on the Potomac river, in Purse State Park, in southern MD on separate trips about a year apart.
  21. Parietal Bone

    Unlikely fossil, but interesting I thought. Retrieved from Galveston Bay dredge spoils exposed during an unusually low tide a few nights ago. The furrows (the meningeal artery?) became evident only after cleaning. Its incomplete but I'm fairly confident its a left parietal bone. I should have a copy of Medical Examiner's report in a few weeks. Darrow
  22. hominid,cetacean,adornment

    nothing needs to be added further koearbonewebtahono.pdf
  23. Please don't be human

    Hey everyone! I was looking for fossils again with two of my kids and we came across a few bones scattered across the creek bank. I'm seriously hoping this is NOT a human arm bone. It's obviously not a fossil. Thoughts? Should I call the cops? Should I just chillax? Also, am I a weirdo for picking it up and rolling it up in my sweatshirt?
  24. Bone Collectors!!

    Today I went exploring with my mom in a few creeks here in Virginia and found 2 bones. Trying to figure out what they might be from? I normally collect Shark teeth and shell fossils and this is my first time coming across anything like these. Can anyone help?!?! Holly