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Victoria Rance

Hi I am a newbie to the forum. Hoping I can get some fossil identification! I found this today at Ramsholt Cliffs in Suffolk, England. The rock formation here is coralline crag, red crab and London clay. I’ve found various shark teeth here which I might post but I’m more interested in this tooth which I found today. It’s an incisor but from what. Looks too big to be modern human. Could it be an ape of some sort?

 

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Mark Kmiecik

Welcome from Illinois. Post this in the ID section of the forum. I will receive more attention there than it will here.

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Top Trilo

Welcome from Colorado. Not sure what it is though.

59 minutes ago, Mark Kmiecik said:

I will receive more attention there than it will here.

The fossil will too ;)

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Victoria Rance

Hi. I was at Ramsholt Cliffs in Suffolk, Uk today and found this strange looking tooth. It’s a very large incisor and looks too big to be from a modern human. Could it be an ape of some sort? The rock formations are London Clay, red crag and coralline crag, on the river shoreline a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast. It is a well known treasure trove for fossils.  I also found various sharks teeth, also exciting but this tooth is very interesting! Any help or ideas as to what it is from would be great.

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Fossildude19

Topics Merged. 

Welcome to the Forum. :) 

Probably a horse incisor. 

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Victoria Rance

Oh god how boring! Haha thanks.

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abyssunder

It could be a horse incisor.:)

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Rockwood

I think Eocene horses are like hen's teeth in England, so it's probably modern if it's horse.

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Lorne Ledger

My gut says big deer or elk incisor, will look through my horse stuff and see if I can find a better match.  It has the color and look of a more modern tooth, but it could still be fossil depending on the minerals in the matrix.

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CEP

Could be a deer incisor. 

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Mark Kmiecik
23 hours ago, Top Trilo said:

Welcome from Colorado. Not sure what it is though.

On 11/8/2020 at 12:57 PM, Mark Kmiecik said:

I will receive more attention there than it will here.

The fossil will too ;)

Proofreading. It's all about the proofreading. :DOH:

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patrickhudson

30mm is about right for a human canine - but the crown of the tooth isn’t quite right for human.  Doesn’t mean it’s not, but it would be an odd shaped crown.  

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jpc

can we see the other side of the tooth?  and a side view?

 

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