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hemi123

So was in one of my usual ditches where I usually find whale bones, and shark teeth varying from Angustidens to Megs. Came across the strange bone that to me looks like a beak of a bird or something. The strange formations or cup like pattern is what threw me off. Found 25 miles inland from Charleston SC and guessing Miocene, Chandler Bridge formation. Any ideas?

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Al Dente

Hard to tell from a single angle but I think it is a piece of modern bone that has rodent chew marks on it. Rodents will chew bones to get minerals.

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Tidgy's Dad

I think your first picture isn't showing. 

Could you possibly repost it please? 

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Carl

100% agree with Al Dente.

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Rockwood

How heavy is it (dry) ? Significantly heavier than one would expect for bone ?

How hard is it ? If you tap it with a spoon is the tone best described as tink or tunk ?

Just double checking guys. :)

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Cris

My first thought was the same as Al Dente's.

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MeargleSchmeargl
6 hours ago, Al Dente said:

Hard to tell from a single angle but I think it is a piece of modern bone that has rodent chew marks on it. Rodents will chew bones to get minerals.

Seconded. Enhanced image that may or may not help:

 

 

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