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IDontKnowAnythingAboutThis

Hello there! I no little information about fossils but I was really hoping someone could help me out with identifying this fossil? Frankly I’m not quite sure it is a fossil. I’m really curious though and I gladly thank anyone for their time. This small ‘bone’ was found on the shores of North Carolina. It’s a dark brownish color and feels lighter than it looks. (Almost like wood) Thank you guys!

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ynot

Welcome to TFF!

I think it is an ankle bone.

Maybe @Harry Pristis can help.

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IDontKnowAnythingAboutThis

Hey thanks so much and I’ll check in with them! Thanks!

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Harry Pristis

 

Sorry, I don't recognize this object.

 

 

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Rockwood

If you can post closer shots or larger files we may be able to get a better idea if it is a complete bone. Being that light I suspect it could be a worn fragment.

At this resolution it's hard to rule out pumice even.

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coled18

I would suspect worn fragment at first. The first shot shows what appears to be a condyle but more pics of higher quality would definitely help. 

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IDontKnowAnythingAboutThis

Sorry I was having a few difficulties getting them posted with high resolution but I think I figured it outF68B6344-CF3C-4E95-AA6B-161B2E33A629.thumb.png.4953e654ffd78710999d778cfaa7f252.png

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IDontKnowAnythingAboutThis

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ynot

Thanks for the better pictures. The quality makes a big difference.

Unfortunately I do not see bone in this piece. Looks like an odd shaped stream tumbled rock.

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Rockwood

I would still call it BOB. Blob of bone. There are no diagnostic features to it though.

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M Harvey

not seeing any bone structure.

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Rockwood

I agree that it's not the most obvious bone structure. It looks a bit like the texture an articulating surface. What would have been sheathed with cartilage in life. 

Can anyone suggest exactly what else would be found on the North Carolina shore that looks like this and weighs about the same as wood. 

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