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Woods woman

Can anyone tell me if this is indeed a horse tooth fossil & what age it would likely be from? 

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Woods woman

This is another view of the fossil 

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ynot

Welcome to :tff: !

 

It is a horse tooth and most likely fossil.

Where was it found?

 

Tony

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Fruitbat

Yes, definitely an upper cheek tooth from a horse, probably Equus sp.  As ynot already posted, locality data would be very helpful.  It is probably Pleistocene or modern.

 

-Joe

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Woods woman

Found in Turkey creek,  boone county missouri 

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tmaier

I'm guessing the tooth is relatively "modern", that is it is probably from the past few hundred years.

Your area seems to have surface strata that is very ancient (paleozoic, pre-mammals), and a little bit of very recent material. So this tooth is likely very recent.

Horses went extinct in the Americas about 10,000 years ago, so this horse tooth is either from pre-10K years ago, or from within the past 500 years, and I'm going with the recent origin.

Unless somebody knows of some pre-10K finds in that area?

http://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/fips-unit.php?code=f29019

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Woods woman

Thank you all for the info.....

I find many chrinoids in this same area 

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ynot

Crinoids and horse did not coexist, therefore the horse tooth is most likely modern.

Tony

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