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Found 10 results

  1. A Femur?

    Here's another puzzle. What are your thoughts about this? The bone is 13" long (not fully intact) and 5" at the widest point. Fossils from the area include equine, buffalo, mastodon, and cetaceans.
  2. What are These

    Good morning all, I have found a number of fossil bones over the years that look remarkably similar, yet I have no idea what the are. The most common physical attribute is a wedge shape with an almost triangle shaped indentation on one side. The fossils in the photos were found in the Cooper River in SC, which has fossils from many eras. I have found very similar bones 30 miles offshore in North Carolina in 110' of water, which leads me to think whale? I will be the first to acknowledge that they are of varying size (from 6" to over 12") and could be from completely different types of animals. I understand positive ID is likely difficult. I'm just eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!!
  3. What bone is this?

    Here is another bone from the North Sulfur River that is Pleistocene in age. I found it Saturday. I am not sure what it is or what it is from. It is slender and flat towards the bottom and roundish on joint end, but still a little flattened. My wild guess would be ulna, but it is just a guess. I’d like to know what it is from. Long edge side 1 Long edge side 2 The joint end side 1 pic 3 Joint end side 2 pic 4 Pic 5 looking straight down on joint end Pic 6 This is the other end of the bone.
  4. Astragalus Bone

    Double pulley's right? What else could it be? Keep looking, I have a nice collection of astragalus bones from several species, none are ever close to this one. The size is the same as a horse. If it is all eroded away, I am sorry to bother you with it. It fools me into thinking it is in good shape, but there are almost no other articulations beside the pulleys. It looks to be scooped out with an ice cream scoop, then refinished! LOL ... Thanks for your opinion. The above image is the side opposite the "pulleys"
  5. Peace River Find ID Help?

    I spent the holidays down in Florida so I was able to get in a few days on the Peace River for some good fossil hunting. I posted the trip finds in a separate post. Here are some things I need some help on. Thanks so much! #1 #2 #3 long piece... antler tine? bone? #4 vert of what?? #5 bottom whale tooth? sperm whale?? #6 Thanks for help!
  6. Ear bone?

    Assumed it was whale ear bone when I found it earlier this year (Peace river) but can't seem to find a match. Only about 1.25 inches long
  7. Great day but need a little help

    Found some great stuff yesterday. Not sure what the long bones are from. I appreciate the help in advance. Thanks!
  8. A Cromer forest bed UK mammal bone find I believe to be Equine. Not sure how it came to be or it's approximate age at present but I thought you would like to see it.
  9. Mystery mammal bone

    This definitely isn't completely fossilized (maybe not even at all smelled bad when I did flame test) but I figured someone on here would be able to help me figure out what is is. I found it on a sandbar in a creek here in southeast Nebraska. My initial thought was cow or bison femur, but I can't match it with any bones on the web that I've found. It is 14 inches long and is massive and heavy.
  10. Mammal Bone?

    Also found this in the Oregon Buttes area of Wyoming. It was known to be a shallow sea at one point in time. (Still learning my regional geology). Found a lot of petrified wood around where this was. Lower elevations had lots of coral. To me this looks like an appendage fragment from a mammal, but I don't really know what I'm talking about. (I probably shouldn't have shot these pictures on concrete. I can upload others if needed.) Thoughts?
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