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Found 24 results

  1. /Florida fossil trip 2019/

    Hey guys! I was in peace river last month and it was sooo nice! (Im from Denmark) The water lvl was too high, but it didn't stop us from finding fossils We were 3 days in peace river and 1 day with a guy at an another creek. We didn't find any meg, only fraglodons But this result is nearly better than a meg Nice gator teeth, parrot fish mouth plates and alot of other fossils! Sorry for my bad pics, but i dont have a good phone haha
  2. I found a couple pieces of what I think to be Dinosaur Bones and possibly a scute from my Uncle's property a while back in Canon City, CO. Canon City is known for Late Jurassic dinosaurs. I'm definitely not an expert, but it looks like I possibly found an Ankylosaurus scute? Can someone tell me anything about these bones? One of the bones even looks like it has bite marks or claw marks. Not sure....I could be wrong. Any info would help, thanks!
  3. Help Id - 2 Piece fossil

    I need help identifying the attached fossil. It is split into two pieces but can combine into one. It was acquired from a local estate sale so I do not know any details about it. Please help.
  4. Help! Really weird looking rock

  5. This website has a google earth like layout, you type in your address (or where you found your fossil) and it shows you what it may have looked like, however many years you put it. It starts from the present day and goes back to 700 million years. Anyone who wants, can give it a try. I can't guarantee its accuracy. http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth/#0
  6. What are your favorite books on prehistoric topics? Mine are "popular" books.... "Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth " by DK press- I love how logically it is laid out and how beautifully it is illustrated. "The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution" by Donald R. Prothero. This book taught me a lot about transitional fossils. I am looking for other good books. So, what are yours?
  7. Unusual Mollusk Shell?

    I found this on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan near Racine. It appears to be a hollowed section of a mollusk shell. I have never ran across such a large cavity (about 1-1/4" across and almost 3" long). Also there is a unusual formation inside. Anyone help? Should I grind it down to expose cross section?
  8. Fossil ID Inquiry

    Hello. While vacationing along Lake Huron in Michigan, I found a rather impressive, and likely rare, fossil (see image). It is clearly a vertebrate with skull, spine, appendages, and pelvic region relatively intact and clearly visible. The specimen is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches in size. Any advice or direction, as to whom I should contact to identify/analyze my find would be most appreciated. Thank you very much for your time.
  9. I wanted to share some of my projects with all of you. A hobby and side business of mine is creating dinosaur sculptures. I do all different kinds of things aside from dinos too, but to keep it relevant, we’ll stick to the mesozoic Featured in my profile picture is my raptor created from scrap metal used to construct railings. I named him Bambi (ironically not a Bambiraptor). Probably more like Deinonychus, he’s a pretty big chicken, but you let me know what you think. As of now he’s my favorite creation, hence why he’s featured in my profile pic. Still trying to figure out the paint job. I wish he’d stop scaring all the birds and deer away...
  10. Fossil or painted artifact

    Help identify please Found near black sea, republic of Georgia. Size. 4"×3"x3". Rock appears to have been split in half. Only have 1 half. The rock is very hard. To me it looks more like it was painted. Colors red, greenish black, Maybe 4 legged animals with horns and some kind of native plants depicting a seen. Outside surface of rock is smooth and well rounded.
  11. Hello all! Just like to ask if anyone can provide me some locations in/near Toronto, Ontario in Canada, of fossil sites free for the public to collect, that does not require hammering into rocks? Cuz I know of some quarries, but I have to hammer some rocks in order to find fossils. So what I'm saying, is that, whether there are places in Canada, where I can find fossils lying on the ground for me to pick up without any restrictions? Are there? Responses are appreciated, as always.
  12. Help w/ ID on this Prehistoric Fish Fossil

    Hello all- Was wondering if somebody could help me ID this fish fossil. Any additional info would be much appreciated. Please see picture below! Thanks in advance for your help
  13. illustrations needed

    i have been asked to give a short presentation to a group of 4H campers here in my county. i would like to have some illustrations to go along with some whale bone and shark teeth that i will be showing. a couple of years ago i was give some at the aurora fossil festival but for some reason i can't find them. and yes i have done the google thing but can't find anything i like. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks craig
  14. is this an egg?

    hi im new to the forum. i found this rock and as i picked it up part of it broke and there are crystals on the smaller piece. ive read fossils tend to have crystals sometimes. just wondering if this is just a rock or an egg. any help would be great. thanks!
  15. Are there any theropod dinosaur fossils that can be found in Ontario, Canda that is in a public collecting site that is Legal? examples of theropod dinosaurs: tyrannosaurids, dromaeosaurids, etc.
  16. Help with prehistoric tooth

    This tooth is about 2 1/4" found near a wash in Arizona. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  17. Bison horn core

    From the album Denton County, TX

  18. Bison horn cores

    From the album Denton County, TX

  19. LUCKILY, PREHISTORIC PEOPLE DIDN'T BRUSH THEIR TEETH. OTIS HISTORICAL ARCHIVES NAT'L MUSEUM OF HEALTH & MEDICINE / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS By Lindsay Dodgson 22/09/2016, 14:47 New archaeological research may have revealed that the original 'paleo diet' contained wheat and barley, and was not just restricted to meat and vegetables as the current diet typically is. Scientists from Cambridge, Cardiff, UCL and York Universities studied the remains of nine people who lived around 9,000 years ago in the late Mesolithic (6600 - 6450 BC) and the Mesolithic-Neolithic phases (6200 - 5900 BC) and found plant matter fossilised in their teeth. Thanks to poor dental hygiene, micro-fossils were trapped in ancient plaque on their teeth. The researchers say these plaques contain plants — cereals, in fact — that weren't thought to be part of people's diets for another four centuries. "There has been a long-standing view that for the most of the Palaeolithic times, but also in the Mesolithic, animal protein coming from meat and fish was the main staple food with a very limited role of plant foods," lead researcher Dusan Borić told Business Insider. Mysteries were revealed from human teeth remains.Dr Dušan Borić / Cardiff People in the Mesolithic period are generally believed to have been hunter-gatherers and lived in vast woodlands. The Neolithic, or New Stone Age, came afterwards, and it's then that people were believed to have first planted cereal crops and developed agriculture. The discovery of domestic cereals in Mesolithic people's diets means that social networks between local foragers and the first Neolithic communities probably extended further than archaeologists originally thought, due to how deep into the Balkan hinterland they were found. "At the time of the discovery we had the sense that these groups of complex hunter-gatherers were in contact with other more distant locations," Borić said. "We found beads made of marine gastropods that come from coastal areas in Greece and the Adriatic, hundreds of kilometres away from the region for instance." This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Copyright 2016
  20. Interesting Vertebra

    Hello, I am back! If you didn't know, I buy fossils on the internet sometimes. On EBay, I found a cheap vertabrae. It was only worth 5$ and they said it seemed fossilized, so why not buy it. I got it now, and it definitely is fossilized, just I have no clue what it belongs to. If anyone knows what it might be, tell me. Bye! -Con
  21. Hi guys, I found this along with my grandfather's rock collection a few years ago. I can't tell you where it is from because The Old Man isn't around to ask. But if you guys could help me find out what this may be. It is shaped much like a tooth, about 5 1/2 inch long and about 3 inches across at the top and about a 1/2 inch at the tip. I'm not very educated about these things, so all thoughts and information/questions you may have will be helpful. ThanksIn Advance, FlyingBaldini
  22. My New Prehistoric Youtube Channel

    ROAR! Hi, I am The Prehistoric Master. I decided to start a new channel, to all us lovers of paleontology. So on the channel, you can expect to see something I call "Prehistoric News", where i'll inform you about the newest prehistoric discoveries. I will also upload videos, if I visit museums and places like that, get new posters, books, etc. I do not only love prehistoric life, I also colllect it. I have a big collection of fossils, that i'll show in a video, (when it's ready) and update with new videos, if I get more. Another idea i have is to make videos about PaleoArt. Who know's what the future will bring. So subscribe now to become a Dino, and join me on a fantastic journey back in time! ROAR! Here's a link to my channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqecyU9r7HA26B6y3UV03EQ I have already made 2 videos. Enjoy!
  23. Hi there everyone! Just wanted to post a recent find of mine with many more to come! I wanted to start with the most interesting and work backwards. I recently acquired what I believe to be a fossilized dinosaur egg nest of a small dinosaur species. It was included in a box of other fossils I purchased at a small silent auction estate sale of a collector. For some reason it won't let me upload more than one photo even though they are below the 2mb size limit. If someone could explain how to add more I will gladly! The nest measures in at around 4 1/2" from side to side making these much smaller than any other dinosaur egg I have ever seen in my life. Please let me know what you all think!
  24. Prehistoric Planet: A Land Reborn

    Inside the sub, the group stares in amazement as they watch the Trilobites and sea scorpions crawl along the sea floor. The sea scorpions appear to be hunting some of the trilobites. They notice a large ship that has come to its final resting place, and engraved on the side "Genesis” A Helicoprion shark slowly swims by the ship. "Hey, isn't that the ship that disappeared in 1999?" asked Jonathan. "Yes, remember Dennis told you where everything disappeared to when they went into the Bermuda Triangle; they were taken back in time" replied Stephen. "I do remember that now, that is where he got the idea" said Jonathan with a smile A school of ammonites swim past the window, darting in and out of view. A few moments later, they watch as the pod of Shastasaurus and multiple Elasmosaurus glide past the sub, and begin to hunt one of the dense schools of fish and Ammonites that are in the area. "Absolutely incredible" exclaims Stephen, awestruck. The large schools of fish and marine reptiles suddenly flee the area; the ocean is still, only the occasional move from a trilobite covering itself with sand on the ocean floor. Jonathan looks towards the surface as a large shadow shields the dappled sunlight from above. His eyes grow wide with terror, “Don’t move” he whispers, never taking his eyes off the large object. Looming above them swims one of the most dangerous predators to ever stalk the earth. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chapter 12- The Mosasaur circles the sub, its large brown eye peering in through the port hole, right at Jonathan. It continues to circle the sub until another Mosasaur bumps into it, knocking it off the electro-magnetic track. The small sub to slows to a halt as they watch the scene unfold; the Mosasaurs turn their attention to one of the smaller Shastasaurus, it is injured, causing it to swim slower than the others. The large marine reptiles slowly begin circling their floundering soon to be prey, sizing up their next meal. The first mosasaur charges, but the Ichthyosaur is quick. In a flash the large ichthyosaur has the marine reptile within its jaws, a cloud of blood flows from the flesh wound along the Mosasaurs’ flipper. The Mosasaur whips back and forth and quickly frees itself and then flees into the curtain of dappled sunlight. Suddenly, the second Mosasaur charges hyper-extending is jaws like a snake, and then slams into the ichthyosaur, landing a fatal bite right along the giant’s neck. The large reptile arches its back in pain as a cloud of crimson blood disperses into the water. The Mosasaur quickly lands another bite along its stomach, darkening the water as blood and innards spill into the water. The large assassin continues to circle its dying prey, waiting for it to slowly bleed to death. The electrical impulses generated by the struggling Shastasaurus attract much larger predators. A large mass from above darkens their sub. Jonathan, Lex, Stephen and Tim look up in amazement, and fear. The Megalodon swims slowly and gracefully towards the Mosasaur, challenging it for its kill. The Mosasaur snaps its jaws in fury, accepting the challenge. The two leviathans circle each other for a moment, each sizing up their opponent. The Mosasaur suddenly charges, it unhinges its jaws and slams into the sharks seven foot gill slits, pinning the shark to the sea floor. The wounded shark struggles, whipping its body back and forth, stirring up a cloud of sand and blood. The shark continues to thrash around, causing the large marine reptile to release its death grip. The Megalodon quickly retreats to the depths as the victorious Mosasaur returns back to finish its meal— —The Mosasaur suddenly is rocketed clear out of the water by an unseen force. As the marine reptile rises out of the water, the Megalodon begins whipping its head back and forth, its seven inch serrated teeth sawing into the Mosasaurs’ stomach, tearing a 500 pound chunk of flesh and innards from the floundering marine reptile. As if in slow motion, the two leviathans crash into the water with a mighty splash. The Mosasaurs’ lifeless body sinks down into the darkness of the abyss, followed by a trail of dark, crimson blood. The Megalodon circles the abyss for a moment, then grabs the dead ichthyosaur in its jaws, and disappears into the depths.