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  1. I love to find complete teeth with those roots. Just adds excitement!!! However, I did not jump up and down on this one because I did not see the details when it showed up in my screen. It was sitting on top of a fraglodon -- otherwise it would have slipped through the screen back from whence it came. Note the wear on the cusps in this 2nd photo!!! SO, what is in the Mastodon family but has teeth that you can barely see?> All suggestions and comments encouraged and appreciated.
  2. Mud DNA means we can detect ancient humans even without fossils, New Scientist, April 27, 2017 https://www.newscientist.com/article/2129259-mud-dna-means-we-can-detect-ancient-humans-even-without-fossils/ Photos: Looking for Extinct Humans in Ancient Cave Mud By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science, April 27, 2017 http://www.livescience.com/58872-neanderthal-dna-found-in-ancient-cave-mud.html http://www.livescience.com/58873-dna-from-extinct-humans-photos.html The paper is: Slon, V., C. Hopfe, C. L. Weiß, and many others, 2017, Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments Science 27 Apr 2017: eaam9695, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9695 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/04/26/science.aam9695 Yours, Paul H.
  3. Dear Guys, I recently found one near complete femur which is thin and long. The very similar femur appearance is in cheetah. I found it in Varena town, Lithuania. The length of it is 16 cm. Any idea what is this? Best Regards Domas
  4. Dear Guys, I have recently found one piece of femur which is very similar to cave bear because of its size. The length of piece is 15,5 cm and the width in joint part is 7,5 cm. Any idea what is this? Best regards Domas
  5. Dear Guys, I have found one interesting piece of bone which is quite hard to identify. The mammal specialists said that it is femoral head and I saw that the end of a rhino femur looks quite similar. The same thing could be with hippo, too. It is 8,8 cm length. Any idea what is this? Best regards Domas
  6. Very interesting day. Found a glyptodon osteoderm and the tip of a sloth canine, but the ones I do not know are the reason for this post. 1st Fossil = Hoof core (1x2.25x3 inches) 2nd Fossil = Vertebrae process (2x1.5 inches) Highest degree of difficulty == I have no clue. 0.6 inches Thanks for any/all responses and ID suggestions. Jack
  7. I'll be heading out to the peace a few times in early May. I need to collect some bone valley limestone for a trade, plus school is out and I need to get my feet wet. I'm off the entire week, so whatever days work for me. Lemme know if anyone is interested. Cheers -J
  8. A nice lower molar of the woolly rhino, found on the Zandmotor. Note that the chewing surface is slightly damaged. Found as beach float, from offshore deposits.
  9. Found this on a gravel bar in north west Missouri a week ago . Figured it was from a beaver but hadn't did a size comparison till today . Seems a bit big for run of the mil beaver these days .
  10. I had an interesting day. Not MANY finds but the ones I did find were either favorites OR somewhat unusual. Favorites were a 1.3 inch GW and a 1.6 inch Sloth tooth, Now the Canine I am requesting an ID on:
  11. Pleistocene ray, fish, salamander, frog, snake, lizard and mammal specimens from matrix from the Melbourne Bone Bed from the Indian River, Florida. I want to thank John Sacha for supplying the matrix. This matrix was basically shells with fossil specimens. This was an extremely interesting matrix to search because of the large number of mammal and small reptile specimens. It also contained a good amount of amphibian specimens which I haven’t seen before in matrix. There were marine specimens also like fish specimens but the shark teeth were pretty beat and there were only a couple of ray specimens. Julianna has made extensive posts on Merritt Island micros. This post does contain some additional/different examples of specimens from the matrix. http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/57198-merritt-island-florida-pleistocene-fossils/ http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/59507-merritt-island-florida-pleistocene-fossils-part-2/ http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/60385-merritt-island-florida-pleistocene-fossil-photos/ If you mouse over the pictures you will see the file name which has the specimen size and my best effort at identification. If you can identify anything further or you see id errors please contribute to this post. Below is a gem jar display which shows some of the nicer specimens that I found. Clique the photo to see an enlarged version. The gem jar cups are 1.75 inches in diameter for size reference of the specimens. This is what is in each gem jar: 1 Lizard and snake vertebrae 2 Lizard and snake vertebrae 3 Interesting specimens that I need to id 4 Lizard jaws, mostly anole 5 Salamander vertebrae 6 Mammal teeth 7 Mammal teeth 8 Amphibian jaws (or don’t look like lizard) 9 Frog specimens 10 Mammal bones 11 Crab claw tips 12 Fish specimens (jaw fragments, teeth, scales, otoliths, and vertebrae) 13 Claws 14 Scales/Diodontid tooth plates 15 Ray tooth and barb 16 Scale/turtle shell fragments Below are some pictures of some individual specimens Ray: I found a single Dasyatis tooth: Fish: Otolith: Drum Tooth: Fish jaws/plates: Continued in the next reply. Marco Sr.
  12. I was out today and found mostly small teeth, a few photos of nicer fossils added to the TFF Peace River trip thread and a number of unknown (at least to me) bones. Here is one of my more interesting finds.. Small, round, flat bone may be an epiphysis, but this one seems oddly shaped even for that... and even if it is determined to be an epiphysis, it there enough to identify to an animal?
  13. Last week I had to do a little yard work to remove an old hibiscus tree that had seen better days and was more dead than alive. While digging out the root ball I had to dig down a few feet in the sandy material that passes for soil here in South Florida. It is not uncommon to find lots of shells while digging--the ground is literally shot through with small bivalves (mostly Chione sp.) and small conch, murex, and whelks are not particularly rare finds either. I have a small collection of some of the nicer preserved specimens that have come to light while planting (or removing) trees on my property. I know that Florida has one of the highest densities of golf courses per capita in the US but I didn't realize that this tradition dated back so far. In actuality, this tiny coral which, admittedly does actually resemble one of Titleist's best, seems to be a small species of Siderastrea. It closely resembles an extant species, Siderastrea siderea, that can form large coral boulders however a little Google image searching brought me to a page with what appears to be a match: S. pliocenica. http://porites.geology.uiowa.edu/database/corals/combined/Siderastreapliocenica.htm It's nice to live in a state where fossils come looking for YOU even when you are not looking for THEM. Cheers. -Ken
  14. Hello everyone! Saturday, I went hunting again at the Zandmotor. Even though it is only 25 min away by car from my house, I don't get to hunt there often. First off, a small introduction to the Zandmotor: The Zandmotor is a big beach extension between Kijkduin and Ter Heijde, and it is made by man. The fossils found there are mainly seashells (clams and cockles), which fill the beach, and also mammal bones, which most people search for (most just ignore the seashells, which leaves more for a seashell-lover like me ). Sometimes great white shark teeth are found too, but they are the only species of shark found at the Zandmotor (from what I heard); it's a mystery as to how the shark teeth got there. All the fossils date from the Pleistocene to the Holocene periods (so they are relatively young). The reason that fossils can be found there is because the fossils got dredged up from the North Sea, which is very rich in fossils; the case is similar for the Maasvlakte 2 and the Hoek van Holland, two other locations on the Dutch coast. The Zandmotor actually just looks like any other normal sandy beach, and many people just use it as such. In fact many people that regularly go on the Zandmotor ignore that fossils can be found! The Zandmotor is also a popular place for taking your dog out for a walk. Now my trip report: When we arrived, it was still rather cloudy, but at least it wasn't raining and there was little wind. We did put on our fat coats and were well prepared to face the cold. The small crash of the waves and the squawk of the seagulls filled the air. In the background, the harbor could be seen. Lucky for us, the weather quickly cleared up and gave way to a nice blue sky.
  15. Hi all, Had a very successful hunt at the Zandmotor yesterday (will post a trip report soon), where I namely found this jewel: a very big nearly complete mammal tooth! Looks a lot like a molar. But I have no idea of what animal it came from... Anyone have a clue? Found on the Zandmotor, NL; Pleistocene in age. Happy Easter everyone! Max
  16. Thanks for clicking this topic, because I really need your help! I have here several clams (14 in total) that I urgently need to get rid off! They're taking up way too much space in my collection... Here is all the info about them: • Mactra plistoneerlandica • Clam • Zandmotor, Netherlands • Pleistocene; 100'000 y All are in good condition. What you have to send back to me? Easy: anything you want (as long as it's still a recognizable fossil). For me, those shells have no value, because I find plenty of them at my usual hunting location, but for someone in the US or in Asia, it might be interesting for you. I'd put the value of those at about 3 or 4 $, so if you have any fossil/fossils of low value that you have to get rid off, I'd be glad to hear from you. Only things that I do not want: bull/dusky shark teeth, lemon shark teeth, clams/cockles. Anything else is fine. Oh, and if you only want to get one or two clams and not the whole package,that's fine too. By the way, two of them have a small hole in them, so if you are into jewelry making, you might like those. Please help me get rid of the shells asap! Best regards and happy Easter, Max
  17. I finally had the opportunity and time to take a trip to an amazing quarry! I have not had many times to do this in the last year. Just awesome to be at this quarry and to be able to see our friends and visit. The best part of the day is that my son was able to experience the area again and have a blast collecting fossils! The area we hunted was Pleistocene, Waccamaw Formation, North Carolina. It is such special area and I am so happy of the times we are able to go there. Being able to hunt in an area where you are actually on an ancient sea bed is priceless and then captivating. Whenever we are at this quarry I can close my eyes and take a deep breath, I think of the life which was in this area and then look at the piles and layers of beautiful gastropods and other the marine life which existed two million years ago. I see gastropods all clustered together, broken sand dollars, slipper shells and many fractured shells. I think of what have must have happened millions of years ago for such a mass areas of demise. We all know what caused it, so interesting researching it all! My son thought this was the "coolest thing ever". Moving on with our trip, we hunted there for a good portion of the day. There is a big field in the back of the quarry which has wild plants growing. There was wild Honey Suckle, beautiful ferns and then an interesting tree with what looks like "bottle brush" type bloom. On the way home we just had to stop at an area which in on the Brunswick River, NC. We always search for Eastern Woodland Indian artifacts....we found some! Topographic Map Exercise FA15.docx
  18. This lump of cemented bones came out of Sacha's Merritt Island matrix. Does it look like it could be a coprolite?
  19. This reminds me of an alligator tooth? Seems a bit large...
  20. Here's a good sized chunk of a vert from the Brazos River. Just wondering if there's anything diagnostic here.
  21. I found this bone in a central FL river last week. I believe it is an ulna but I cannot find a good match for it. Other fossils found were primarily Pleistocene mammals. If I need better pictures I will try to post them, these were taken with phone. Thanks!
  22. Anyone ever see enamel growth like I circled in red?
  23. Ancient Bones and I are are hunting thru some of jcbshark's famous Cookie Cutter matrix from Florida. We have found some very interesting things which we will post at a later date. Last night I found this bone and would appreciate help in identifying it. I don't know how something this tiny and fragile has survived for so long!
  24. An interesting day. I was at the general area of the Peace River where Jeff & others are leading a TFF field trip on Saturday April 15th. I was digging in an area which would primarily produce small shark teeth but there is always the opportunity to find something unusual. In a shortened day , I found 100 plus shark teeth including 3 lower hemi around 1.5 inches and a number of large lemon and tiger shark teeth. At the end of the day, Sacha came by and we discussed the river and finds of the day. It is always good to connect with TFF members while hunting. At first I had no clue on what this tooth fragment (enamel) came from but now I think I know. I also thought it was complete. I have added a brown filter because it seems to best show details. This tooth is actually black. Size=12x19x22 mm Looking for other opinions.
  25. Here's another jaw I found on the Brazos River. Hope someone can help me id it. The total piece is 4 inches long and the length of the longest tooth is 3/8inch across the top of the crown.