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  1. Any ideas on this?

    Any ideas on this?
  2. Fossil ID South Africa

    I live in the Western Cape South Africa. I have found a few fossils that I cannot ID. I'm new at fossil hunting and identifying what I have found, so all help is really appreciated. I have managed to ID some of the fossils, sometimes rocks I have found. Found this particular fossil in a quarry site, the area in which I found it has a grey, clay hardend shale. I split the rock, both rock sections have an impression. The fossil is 45mm H x 1.5mm W. Help with ID please?
  3. Hi, I wanted to ask whether apartheid in South Africa deterred many American and non-British European paleontologists from prospecting Mesozoic deposits in South Africa for fossils of dinosaurs and mammal relatives, but also prehistoric mammals, because maybe many American paleontologists (including African Americans) were so self-conscious of their country having made strides in civil rights legislation for African Americans and other non-white Americans to become a racially inclusive democracy that they were extremely reluctant to do paleontologist fieldwork in South Africa as long as the South African government did not treat blacks in South Africa as politically equal to South African whites. Just like the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the Iron Curtain, apartheid in South Africa could be another example of politics getting in the way of American paleontological fieldwork abroad.
  4. No volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption. The supereruption 74,000 years ago did not trigger major environmental disruption that caused human populations in East Africa to decline, say geoscientists. University of Arizona, February 6, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180206151850.htm https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/no-volcanic-winter-east-africa-ancient-toba-eruption The paper is: Chad L. Yost, Lily J. Jackson, Jeffery R. Stone, Andrew S. Cohen. Subdecadal phytolith and charcoal records from Lake Malawi, East Africa imply minimal effects on human evolution from the ∼74 ka Toba supereruption. Journal of Human Evolution, 2018; 116: 75 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.11.005 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323019180_Subdecadal_phytolith_and_charcoal_records_from_Lake_Malawi_East_Africa_imply_minimal_effects_on_human_evolution_from_the_74_ka_Toba_supereruption https://www.geo.arizona.edu/sites/www.geo.arizona.edu/files/135 Yost et al 2018 Toba Malawi Jour Human Evol.pdf https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047248417302750?via%3Dihub Also, there is: Modern humans flourished through ancient supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago. University of Cape Town, March 12, 2018 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180312132956.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960 The paper is: Eugene I. Smith, Zenobia Jacobs, Racheal Johnsen, Minghua Ren, Erich C. Fisher, Simen Oestmo, Jayne Wilkins, Jacob A. Harris, Panagiotis Karkanas, Shelby Fitch, Amber Ciravolo, Deborah Keenan, Naomi Cleghorn, Christine S. Lane, Thalassa Matthews, Curtis W. Marean. Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba eruption about 74,000 years ago. Nature, 2018; DOI: 10.1038/nature25967 https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/geo_fac_articles/145/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25967 Yours, Paul H.
  5. Exploring the dinosaur graveyards of the Eastern Cape A chance discovery by a local shepherd has lead to a major scientific research program involving palaeontologists from South Africa, the UK and the US in the Karoo Basin. The area is proving to be one of the richest localities for vertebrate fossils in South Africa. by David Paul Ford, Oct 03, 2019 https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/317374-david-paul-ford/posts/54340-exploring-the-dinosaur-graveyards-of-the-eastern-cape Yours, Paul H.
  6. Part 1 Scientific Integrity in Education; Part 2: “The Great Dying” – end Permian extinction John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas Geologists of Jackson Hole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nYTuDP54ZI Yours, Paul H.
  7. Artist-scientist breathes new life into ancient fossils Johannesburg (AFP) Art Daily https://phys.org/news/2019-09-artist-scientist-life-ancient-fossils.html http://artdaily.com/news/117147/Artist-scientist-breathes-new-life-into-ancient-fossils https://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/artist-scientist-breathes-new-life-into-ancient-dinosaur-fossils/story-3zNaGVvHXcXsFPPzfGj7mM.html Yours, Paul H.
  8. http://theconversation.com/first-fossil-trails-of-baby-sea-turtles-found-in-south-africa-122434
  9. Has anyone been here? http://www.fossilpark.org.za/index.html I am planning to visit and thus any feedback or suggestions or reviews appreciated.
  10. Dolphin humerus?

    Picked up on beach along with numerous whale verts and bones. Very dense & heavy, with defined (yet worn) ends. Closest match I could find is a dolphin humerus... Any ideas are welcome.
  11. Astragalus

    Found a fairly large astragalus, which I suspect might be from the Giraffidae family... Any takers on a more accurate ID?
  12. Hi there TFF! I am really hoping somebody here might have some information in regards to hunting fossilized shark teeth in South Africa. The only location I have been able to dig up (no pun intended) online is on Milnerton beach however I am wondering if anyone has had any luck on other beaches here in South Africa. Thank you in advance!
  13. Earliest Dinosaur Eggs Studied

    New publication on the structure and evolutionary implications of the earliest (Sinemurian, Early Jurassic) dinosaur eggs and eggshells. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-40604-8?fbclid=IwAR1YN8f-qfgAjeFHRGIa0pAWfac6KRskDk73jyar2PZ6OcRk8XccNMXn_po Photos provided by D Evans of Massospondylus egg nest with embryos @-Andy- @HamptonsDoc
  14. Tooth? (very worn)

    Collected this on a beach where a Miocene river entered the ocean, thus finding many land animal fossils washed up on beach (previous finds: African mammoth molar & tusk pieces). Probably not to clear on some of the photos, but has a flat bottom with an indentation. At the bottom of the indentation there is a small channel that runs all the way through the piece. Around the indentation, the piece is build up in concentric (and elliptical) layers.
  15. Homo naledi fossils dated (South Africa)

    "Cradle of Humankind" fossils can now be dated Maddie Bender, Earth Magazine, February 5, 2019 https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/cradle-humankind-fossils-can-now-be-dated The paper is: Pickering, R., Herries, A.I., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J.C., Green, H.E., Paul, B., Ritzman, T., Strait, D.S., Schoville, B.J. and Hancox, P.J., 2019. U–Pb-dated flowstones restrict South African early hominin record to dry climate phases. Nature, 565(7738), p.226. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0711-0 A related paper is: Dirks, P.H., Berger, L.R., Roberts, E.M., Kramers, J.D., Hawks, J., Randolph-Quinney, P.S., Elliott, M., Musiba, C.M., Churchill, S.E., de Ruiter, D.J. and Schmid, P., 2015. Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. Elife, 4, p.e09561. https://cdn.elifesciences.org/articles/09561/elife-09561-v1.pdf Yours, Paul H.
  16. Eocene Pengiun humerus

    This one had me stumped for a while, until I saw a full penguin humerus bone on display at a museum. The humeral arterial sulcus being very evident! This one is broken in halve, which would have made it about 12cm in total length. Due to location and size, believing that this is Palaeudyptes Gunnari from Eocene period (56 to 33.9 million years ago)
  17. Bone fragment

    V-shaped bone fragment with a distinctive groove running all the way around the outside. Enough to ID which animal and which bone? Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa
  18. Wood or animal?

    Distinctive pattern on outside surface. Outside surface is curved and seems part of larger circumference. Material is very dense and cannot be scratched with metal. Break edges on the inside is very square. Milnerton Cape Town, South Africa
  19. Teeth ID required

    Picked up two fossils. Same size at 4cm (1.6 inches). One is definitely a shark tooth, but which species? The other I suspect to be a mammal (herbivore) incisor, BUT NOT SURE? Any help/suggestion appreciated...
  20. Good day, I was given this meg tooth to add to my collection of teeth I find in a South Africa. Initially I thought the root was incomplete but I’ve since noticed the root has two symmetrical dimples on the top unlike any other tooth I have, any help with identifying why this is would be greatly appreciated. regards Pamar.
  21. Cape Town Megalodon

    I was given this Megalodon tooth that comes in just under 2”. It was found along Cape Towns West Coast and will make a nice addition to my own finds. regards Pamar. I believed the root to be broken but noticed two symmetrical dimples on the top - I haven’t seen this on meg teeth before does anyone know what they are?
  22. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/19/health/australopithecus-sediba-human-history-scli-intl/index.html
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