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  1. Jules Poirier

    Unusual shape of ?

    This rock stood out because of its unique shape and consistent thickness. Thoughts?
  2. Trout McTupelo

    Camelops Rib?

    Hi All, I am new to this forum. I am over my head in what is, in my novice opinion, a preponderance of quartz stone tools that go back to the Pleistocene. Among the unverified relics, I have found a variety of bones which appear to have been altered for use as tools. Additionally, they have what appear to be teeth marks at the edges, as if a person was holding them in hand and biting. I wanted to post a pic of a rib that I think belongs to a Camelid. I have spent a lot of time looking over pictures of all sorts of mammal ribs, and Camelids come the closest. Additionally, I vi
  3. jeannie55

    My Favorite Tool

    I have a new microscopic camera, a dremel, dental pick, and an air blaster. I am waiting on my granddaughter to set up the camera and am still learning when to use the dremel. The air blaster requires the air compressor and its huge so I usually avoid using it unless my husband is home. But the dental pick has become my favorite tool. This morning I was cleaning the dirt and rock matrix from around the rock I have with the hundreds of shells and I found more shells and some I didn’t know and a squid. I carry a dental pick in my small purse tool kit and in a little case I carry a fossil. It doe
  4. Fun little globe webapp that lets you enter a location (city/town) and identify that location on a globe based on the time period you select. Very helpful to visualize why you might be finding the types of fossils you do in a given area. https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#105
  5. Jman

    Tell me what you think

    please tell me your opinion anyone with knowledge of this was shaved by an ancient knife tool cetera it is fossilized piece of bone found just a small check along with bison teeth
  6. VeroMan

    ID Help - Florida

    I found this in shell material in Florida where I have been finding shark, camel, & horse teeth. Anyone know what this is? Perhaps a tool made from bone? It has a smooth groove in the top of it that my thumb fits in when gripping it point down. Additional photo on next thread
  7. Zenmaster6

    Fossil Preperation Help?

    So I had previously bought an electric diamond tip Dremel but I want to upgrade to a faster way to break off matrix because at this rate fossils are taking me 8+ hours for a mediocre job. I am now looking seriously into air scribes because their efficiency and ease on my hands and time. So I have a budget of around 400$ (total for the airscribe and compressor) I was looking into the Chicago pneumatic CP9361 which is 260$ on amazon but its from Hungary and the reviews say sometimes it doesn't work. And I saw another for 900$. So I am confused on how much this should cost. If I a
  8. Hi found this in southeast Mi creek bed. Wondering if it might be prehistoric in origin, likely not fossil-maybe just random shape? thanks in advance!
  9. I have recently joined am quite new to hunting for fossils. I have recently gone on a collecting trip to lake Texoma (located on the Texas/Oaklahoma border) and found some specimens. I already have the usual geological tools (chisel, bricklayers hammer Estwing brand, chisel, crack hammer,etc). I then brought them back home and I am quite troubled by how hard they are to get out! I am afraid that I will ruin my specimens (I live in Virginia, so I am no where near the collection site in case I want to go back and obtain more).
  10. FossilNerd

    5 Gallon Bucket Tool Organizer

    Does anyone else use a 5 gallon bucket tool organizer for collecting? I do and love it! Super handy. The sheer number and variety of pockets will fit just about any tool you can think of. Plus you have the bucket to cary out your finds or to carry more tools in. They are also very cheap. You can get a really nice one for $20 USD or less. I’ve seen the “off brands” for around $10 USD at the big box stores.
  11. I’m excited about this find, not only is it a fossil, form what not totally sure, but I also believe it is a tool! You can see the marks from where it has been carefully cracked. On the flat side of the bone, you can see where it has been flattened as well. If not a tool then certainly harvested bone marrow. This was found in an area close to other Clovis finds.
  12. I found this piece of limestone that seems to be too much of a coincidence for it to fit in my hand just right. It almost reminds me of the manubrium of the sternum but then I thought it could maybe be an ancient carved tool. It could also be just a rock :-). Any help would be appreciated.
  13. david spear

    Stromatolite? Indian Tool?

    Is this a stromatolite? Or an indian tool?
  14. Zenmaster6

    Air Abrasive Tool Help?

    Hi, I'm looking to purchase an Air Abrasive Tool, preferable online (or in a store that would sell them) I have been looking online but seem to get offers for tire maintenance and electronic cigarettes with dinosaurs on them when I look for "Air Abrasive Tool" on amazon / online So I have a few question for those who are experts to help out someone who has no idea about the tool at all. Any info would be helpful 1. Where can I get my hands on one? Can I go to a hardware store? Or can I buy one online? 2. If I buy one, I will want to use different PSI levels (if I ev
  15. Have been investigating a Pleistocene archaeological site here in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This double burin was found recently. Can the fossil on this be identified, or is it a generic shell?
  16. Darko

    Fossil or some tool?

    Pozdrav! I'm not sure what this is: Some Fossil or maybe some hand made tool? I found it as always in my garden I wonder what can this be? I will add pics now:
  17. LiamL

    Beginner engraver.

    I'm planning on splitting the very hard yorkshire nodules on the beach and then tidying them up with an engraver at home. I'm looking at the DREMEL 290 for my first tool or would you recommend another? Also if you could recommend some additional tip sizes that i should buy. It would be very helpful. Thank you
  18. Jlpastrone

    Possible Human Modified Bone?

    Hello again! Found this bone fragment at Flag Pond yesterday and it appears that it may have been modified. Could it possibly been a Native American tool? Notice the point, symmetrical indentations at the base/stem and the hole at the base. Thank you for your help!
  19. Hi, I have a load of amonite nodules and other bits, i really dont want to hammer them as i dont think i've got the right knack yet and i wont be going back there for a while, so want to excavate these specimens slowly and controllably. Is there a reasonably priced pneumatic drill for gradual removal of sediment? Or any other advice for tools more delicate than a hammer!
  20. Is this something sort of Native American tool? I found this at Big Brook this morning. Photos not loading...
  21. I'm in Spokane Washington and found this in the yard today. I'm pretty certain its rock but it is really odd. We did have Native Americans in this area so I thought maybe some kind of grinding tool, but honestly I really have no idea. The guy who lived in our house before us collected rocks according to the neighbors, and I have found a few odd rocks since we lived here but this one seems like it could have a story. The dark spot is water and its all the same color.
  22. tigerlily1975

    fossil or tool perhaps?

    Hello! I found this on the beach a few years ago. I wasn't sure if it was a fossil, a tool, or maybe a piece of something from a ship. Thank you for any help you may be able to give.
  23. FredFossil

    Help with a fossil ID

    Hello, I made my second fossil hunting trip, this time to the North Sulphur River. I have a couple things to run by the veteran folks: The first is what I think is a mosasuar vert. Is that correct? Also, the second is a petrified wood object. On one side are two well-worn grooves. Can anyone help out on what this could be? Some kind of caddo tool or a piece of junk? Thanks!
  24. Hi Folks, I just wanted to share an idea with the group. It's not revolutionary, but it's a very useful for me. After trying out a few different things to use as a probe (the usual golf club handle, iron rod, long machete, etc), I decided to make my own tool. I took a 6-foot section of sturdy (but thin) bamboo cane pole and attached a metal spear tip to it. Well, the tip is actually an authentic 18th century, Spanish ox-goad that I acquired in a trade with a collector in New Mexico. (Apparently these ox-goads are not particularly rare). It's basically a forged iron c
  25. belemniten

    Tool to cut stone

    Hi ! I search a tool which can cut stones ... So for example a saw like this: http://onlineshop.real.de/Steintrennmaschine-RT-SC-570-L/0483921001001?adword=onlineshop/google/sales/PLA-S&adword=onlineshop/google/sales/02_Haus-und-Garten/(DE:SAD)_Heimwerken/&gclid=CKGPy6WGldACFZEW0wodHW8C8Q ? Is this a good tool ? It shouldnt be too big or too loud .... Thanks for your help !
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