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RiverHunter312

Hello! I posted a little while ago when I found a tooth out river hunting in Northern illinois. Well I have returned to that spot several times since and have found teeth almost every time. They were all found within about 25 feet of each other. It has been quite fun to go back and see what I will find. My original post is here: 

Here are pictures of the new ones. #2 appears to be maybe cow/bison. #3 appears to be horse. #4 maybe cow/bison again. #5 I have no idea despite looking at animal teeth pictures for an hour this morning. #5 May just be a stone but it sure looks and feels like a canine tooth.

 

Let me know what you think:

 

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abyssunder

2,3,4 - bovid lower teeth
5 - Sus scrofa molar

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RiverHunter312

Thanks for the quick reply! The "Sus scrofa molar" is that cow also?  And #3 is not horse? Interesting. That fooled me based on all the pictures I had seen. 

 

It has been a lot of fun to go looking for arrowheads and fossils and finding these teeth!

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Tidgy's Dad
1 minute ago, RiverHunter312 said:

Thanks for the quick reply! The "Sus scrofa molar" is that cow also?  And #3 is not horse? Interesting. That fooled me based on all the pictures I had seen. 

 

It has been a lot of fun to go looking for arrowheads and fossils and finding these teeth!

Sus scrofa is wild boar.

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RiverHunter312

Wild boar? snarge. I wonder how old that is cause there are no wild boars around here anymore! That's awesome.

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sixgill pete

Sus scrofa is domestic pig. In the wild they would be referred to as feral hogs. It can only be as old as when European settlers arrived. It is not a fossil. The cow teeth are most likely not fossil either.

 

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RiverHunter312

Thanks for information! I knew they weren't fossils but pretty cool. These were found in the river, just down from where an old mill and settlement was back in the 1800s.

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abyssunder

Definitely #3 is not a horse tooth.
Nice finds and good pictures! Keep hunting! :)

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RiverHunter312
1 hour ago, abyssunder said:

Definitely #3 is not a horse tooth.
Nice finds and good pictures! Keep hunting! :)

Thank you! I love spending the day by the water or in the woods. Been doing it my whole life and now it is more of a serious weekly activity looking for things. Winter is coming which is not much fun. Already looking forward to the spring!

 

Thanks again!

 

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Micah

#6 looks like either an infilled burrow or eroded branching coral/sponge. Can you see any sort of pattern on its surface and if so post a picture. If not I’d lean toward the fossil burrow option.

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Peace river rat

Looks a lot like these cow teeth I found withing 1 ft of each other

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RiverHunter312
On 11/23/2017 at 5:11 PM, Peace river rat said:

Looks a lot like these cow teeth I found withing 1 ft of each other

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Sorry for the delay in responding over the holidays.

 

Nice find! I have gone back to the place I found mine and haven't found any new yet. We had a bunch of flooding there which I hoped would open up some new finds but it hasn't so far!

On 11/23/2017 at 1:26 AM, Micah said:

#6 looks like either an infilled burrow or eroded branching coral/sponge. Can you see any sort of pattern on its surface and if so post a picture. If not I’d lean toward the fossil burrow option.

Sorry for the delay in responding over the holidays.

 

Here are some new shots of the object.

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Micah

Unfortunately the focus in your pictures of #6 is mostly not on the specimen, however I’m pretty sure now that it is a concretion and therefore geologic. I could be wrong, but the iregular shape along with the inside appearing somewhat crystalline (or silicized) in the last picture strongly suggests concretion to me.

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