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Found 254 results

  1. Just a simple question by a newbie ..... Just started this new hobby and found my first couple of teeth. Need some directions about how to identify. Books, websites, forum threads etc. Just a little push in the right direction and I'll get moving ....
  2. Fossilized bone identification.

    I bought this fossilized bone at a flea market for my son. I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject but would love to tell him more information about this piece. The original owner did not know what it was, other than suggesting it could be from a woolly mammoth. It measures about 4.5" x 3". The bottom is naturally completely flat with two smaller flat spots nearby. I'd love to learn more about what this could be, some other people have suggested dinosaur but I'm in Florida and I'm not sure if this piece is local or not.
  3. Hi All, It has been over 35 years since I took Paleonotolgy and things have changed a lot since then. I am trying to help students identify fossils (both hand samples and from pictures/sketches). I remember having flow charts to help the ID process. Something like "two fold symmetry go here, five fold symmetry go there" and then continuing working your way through asking yes/no, either/or, if/then type questions. 1st - we had a name for those charts/processes, I can't remember what it is. 2nd - most of what I find are online versions that have pictures where you click a link. Does anyone know of old school, printable flow charts that I can hand out to students? Thanks, David
  4. Unknown marine fossils

    During a trip I purchased a container of small marine fossils. I could identify almost all of them except for a few. Age, location, etc. unknown. Does anyone know what they could be? P.S. feel free to ask for more pictures.
  5. Need identification

    Three years ago I found these fossils at Myrtle Beach and need help identifying them. The one I believe is a small skull of something and the three together I believe are teeth. Pics
  6. Oddity is it possibly...

    Hello, I found this at the beginning of 2018 and haven't given it much thought until I saw the post from 2016 about a strange specimen that looked like Native Americans carved. The topic has been linked below. Below is the specimen I found and was curious if its the same process and is also counter septarian? I also thought they might be beekite rings. Any thoughts and ideas would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Paul
  7. Please help with bone id

    Hello, I recently acquired this from an estate sale but it came with very little information. It was simply labeled "prehistoric leg bone." I know absolutely nothing about this type of stuff and I was wondering if anybody out there may have an idea of what this could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
  8. Hello, I was wondering if anyone can help identify this bone my family found while digging a foundation for a new home? It was found 13 feet down in a glacial drif in Northern Minnesota. We are quite confident the land has never been touched or altered prior to our digging. Thank you in advance for any help! Happy Thanksgiving!
  9. Unknown Skull ID help

    Hello everyone, new member here! We recently started boxing up my childhood home to ready it for a sale and I discovered a long forgotten box that had a few fossils that my grandmother obtained during her ongoing 91 years on this earth. Almost all I believe were obtained by digs she went on around North America and chances are she obtained this one in the midwest. Most had tags like fish, mammoth tusk shard, and part of a deer jaw. I couldn't find an ID for this one, and upon asking my grandmother she hasn't the faintest idea because it's been decades and her mental state is slipping. If you need any more pictures of any sides let me know, my hand is only there to hold the two halves together, because unfortunately it hasn't survived in one whole piece. It measures about 160 mm. Another clue, but she did majority of her digs in Nebraska I believe. I'll have to Split up my posts with the pictures, I apologize.
  10. Bone found on beach

    Hi once again all My 6 year old Son came across this on the beach while we were out walking. Looks like an old vertebrae with a stone wedged in it? Any ideas appreciated.
  11. Flint axe?

    Hi all Self confessed “newb” and probably just wishful thinking, but thought this flint I came across resembled an axe head?
  12. Amber inclusion, seed?

    Hello, could anybody help me with identification of this piece poping out of the amber? It's 5mm (0,2 inch) long and at first sight it looks like a seed. I don't know where is this piece of amber from. Thanks for any help.
  13. Hell Creek Digits

    Just looking for little help identifying these small digits from Hell Creek. I'm guessing the bottom two are likely dinosaur or reptile, but I'm unsure about the top one. Thanks in advance!
  14. I hardly dare to ask, ... Here is an online offer from someone without even a single feedback, claiming to offer one of the rarest things there is: a piece of narwhale tusk. Looks like flint or agate to me. maybe good for a laugh?
  15. Egg shell?

    I found this rock in the desert outside St. George, Utah. It looks like an eggshell to me, but I have no experience here. I'd appreciate any thoughts!
  16. Trilobite ID

    I recently found this bundle of trilobites for sale online. The pictures were poor and the seller had no ID/location information, but the price was right. I have a good idea what most of these are but would like to see what you guys think. #1 - 90.0 mm #2 - 53.5 mm #3 - 39.7 mm #4 - 22.2 mm #5 - 16.0 mm #6 - 10.0 mm #7 - 27.3 mm
  17. Kem Kem vertebrae ID help

    Howdy! New to TFF, been around fossils and minerals my whole life, so not a total noob. I've got a few Kem Kem verts that I can't get narrowed down any further, so thought I'd ask some experts to see what I can come up with. These two look like juvenile theropod cervical to me; I'm no expert, but what I googl'd looked right. Anyone have positive ID on them? Edit: OK, only 4mb per post, and I have no idea how to shrink pictures, so I'll make a few posts to get all the pix up.
  18. New Member

    Hi, I have been a mineral specimen collector and have dabbled a bit in fossils for fun. I recently acquired a fossil and was seeking some advice. This piece still needs some work and restoration and I was wondering if anyone knew someone who could help me out. I am pretty sure it is a protoceratops skull. Still lots of loose pieces that need to be added to it. I am in Atlanta. Attached is a picture. I can send more. Thanks for any help or advice. Demetrios
  19. Trilobite?

    Found this what I believe to be a partial trilobite about 10 years ago on the Dead River Basin in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after a dam broke and there was a flood. I'm curious to identify it positively as a trilobite as I was told it it was. To age it. And I know you don't appraisals but I'm curious if it might be worth something. I tried to take pictures according to the directions if there's something better I can do please comment. Thank you in advance.
  20. Discovering new species

    Out of curiosity, is it a practice for people to contact museums about fossils that can't be/can't quite be identified? I was just thinking about how many new unknown species must be just sitting around in individual's collections. They find new species all the time that are sitting in the museums collection, so imagine how many are of things that no museum has ever even taken a cursory look at. I don't mean like sending pictures of every vertebrae you can't pin to a specific species, even though that's more than enough in some cases, but at least with the less usual stuff, even though I'm sure there are plenty of individual teeth or single vertebrae of undiscovered species in individual collections. I saw an amazing full Devonian "shark" for sale, and that's what got me thinking. It would be nice if it were realistically possible to let museums just browse through collections, just in case. I know that once a fossil is out of context it loses significant useful information, but there'd still be potentially lots to gain from even those.
  21. Ammonite ID

    So I recently purchased this ammonite off of the popular auction site for a good price, not something I usually do, but it looked nice and was already out onto a plinth. Unfortunately the seller doesn’t know where or when it was collected, and my knowledge only really expands along the yorkshirecoast in the U.K. I was wondering if anybody could help me with identification please. Thanks.
  22. Flag Ponds Fossils

    Since I am brand new to Miocene fossils, I’m hoping the Fossil Forum community can help me identify the following fossils I found at Flag Ponds over Labor Day weekend. Group 1 - Cetacean or impressions left by invertebrates?
  23. Fossil tooth?!

    Found in my garden in South Lincolnshire, UK. Not even sure its a fossil? 13cm long, 4cm high at the highest point. Seems rounded tooth shape but been 'knocked off' revealing smooth flint like internal structure
  24. What tooth is this?

    A short while ago my dad accidently dropped the tooth pictured below and I would quite like to replace it but I have no idea what it's from! -Dinosaur?
  25. Is this Amber?

    Hi there, My son (11) has found what he believes to be a piece of Amber, while we were fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast. Can anybody tell us if this could be Amber, it's definitely not glass. Also, what is the best method to try to clean it up? We'd like to try to polish it up. Thanks in advance, Adrian and Henry
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