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n.wats

I got this recently and it seemed so cheap for the size (I know nothing about authenticating fossils) so I wanted to check if it was real

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ThePhysicist

The crown is real, but it looks like a composite to me (meaning that someone stuck two unassociated pieces together). The root could also be real, but it could also be a carved, modern bone.

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Notice the circled area is a different color from the rest of the root. Looks like a large crown though! If you wet it, you may be able to separate the crown from the "root."

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n.wats

Thank you, sorry if this sounds really ignorant but is the crown the tooth but that sticks out?

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Troodon

A tooth is made up of a crown and a root.  The crown is the enamel portion that is on top 

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n.wats

Thank you 

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Praefectus

I agree with the others. The crown is real and the root is real, but they are held together by sand/glue/plaster and likely didn't come from the same tooth. 

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BellamyBlake

I believe the same. It appears modified to me

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LordTrilobite

As the others say, real tooth crown, fake root.

 

The "root" looks like random bone that's been ground down to get the rough correct shape.

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uli123
On 14.8.2020 at 10:51 AM, LordTrilobite said:

As the others say, real tooth crown, fake root.

 

The "root" looks like random bone that's been ground down to get the rough correct shape.

Yes LordTrilobite you are right, the real roots have a hole on the medial side and they are also mutch longer. this is a typical maroccan compisit for a small price bcause the comlete teetha are very rare (1:10.000 or more)

Uli

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