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Hi all, does anyone know why fossils from Cave bears usually are very lightly colored? The dentin and enamel in their teeth also look like they've hardly even been fossilized.



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Bobby Rico
3 hours ago, JBkansas said:

Could be because they are typically found on the floors of caves instead of embedded in sediment.

I think so too and with out a lot of grounds water penetrating them. I have some Crocuta crocuta found in a cave in Devon  with the same look of preservation.



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An in situ fossil in Romania:

Complete cave bear specimen left as it was found in Pestera Ursilor, Romania.


A pair of vertebra embedded in cave rock:


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