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Found 7 results

  1. Hi, I've collected this fossil on a beach near Balchik in Bulgaria and have wandered what it is. On the same beach I've also found small parts of bones and a partial vertebrae. Since there have been previous finds from Deinotherium bavaricum , Trilophodon angus-tidens and Choerolophodon pentelici in the region I was pretty exited that I've found a part of a tusk or one from a baby, but I am really not sure what exactly the fossil is. Please if you have any good guesses for the origin of the fossil please let me know.
  2. Non-fossils

    Are any of those mammoth "fossils" around actually fossils? Wouldn't they still be natural bone? I know that the remains found in colder northern area, the remains are still original dead tissue, because they're regularly found with soft tissue and hair, but they're found other places too, along with all other animals from the more recent periods, where freezing isn't a factor, but Is there even enough time for fossilization to occur for those animals? Is there a general point in, or period of time, after which it's just not old enough for fossilization to occur? I know any such point, or period, would vary depending on the regions environmental conditions, but I would imagine there are places where there is such a point before which geologically, remains are fossilized, and after which remains are still actual bone.
  3. Cleaning Mammoth Tusk Pieces

    I just purchased some beautiful mammoth tusk pieces that I will hopefully restore into a tusk that will be at least 20 inches long down to within 2 inches of the tip (which is missing). It is a project I am working on with my daughter. I want to start by cleaning the pieces which are very dusty and dirty. I read to avoid water and maybe use rubbing alcohol but many of the pieces have a beautiful blue color to them and I am afraid of ruining that. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  4. Seeking clues by slicing 20,000-year-old mammoth tusks Ned Rozell, Alaska Dispatch News, September 3, 2017 https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2017/09/02/seeking-clues-by-slicing-20000-year-old-mammoth-tusks Yours, Paul H.
  5. Alaska Mammoth Tusks

    From the album Fossil Diagrams

  6. Unknown Jaw From Sulphur River

    Found in the north sulphur but was thinking mammal which would take us to Pleistocene. What does this belong to? I assumed tusks due to the length and direction.
  7. Skull & Tusks?

    I live in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and we've had what we thought was a rock behind our detached garage for as long as I can remember. We've recently been doing some landscaping and moving things around and came across the rock again, but upon closer examination, we discovered that it's not a rock and actually some type of fossil. I know very, very little about fossils but, to me, it appears to be some type of long, thin, flat skull with two protrusions that look they are either beaver-like teeth or tusks. I've put the rock and all of the pieces that have come off into a box. We don't know if there is more to be found behind our garage. It is mostly very hard but some parts of the back are soft and when we were examining it, pieces were separating from it - i don't know if that was just dirt and what-not or if that was part of the specimen. I've attached a photo but can take additional ones if it would help. I would really appreciate any feedback anyone might be able to provide. thank you. Jacquie
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