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RJ5

My brother and daughter went out to a small creekbed nearby (Columbia, South Carolina) hoping to find arrowheads. They came back with this tooth. Sadly I broke it as I was taking the photos. :( In the picture that is looking at the root of the tooth, I had to hold it together. I included one of the inside in case that helps at all.  Any guesses? 

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Shellseeker

Welcome to TFF, a great place for fossil enthusiasts.

 

and coming from South Carolina, you are highly likely to find lots of interesting fossils,  but this is not one of them.

 

It is not a tooth, My guess is geological with a slight possibility of being fossilized rock...

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SailingAlongToo

Looks more like a bone shard to me, but I guess it could possibly be a very worn tooth of some type, but I'm going with bone. 

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RJ5

So how would you tell the difference between bone or rock? (They were hoping for a dinosaur tooth!) Would the fact that it broke fairly easily be any helpful identifier? It wasn't brittle in my hand, but dropping on tile less than a foot off the floor it broke.

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Runner64

Looks like worn bone to me.  Unfortunately, it won't be identifiable :( Still a very nice piece to say you found.

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caldigger

Looks to be bone to me as well. Shaped like the end of a rib, but could be just the way it is worn down.

Time to pull out the trusty glue, Butterfingers! :megalodon_broken01:

See if they'll ever let you touch their finds again!!!

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The Jersey Devil

Looks more like wood than bone.

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ynot

Really need better focused pictures to be sure what it actually is.

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goatinformationist

Bone; and a great find for a creek in Columbia, SC.

 

Welcome to the club.

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