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Teeth Pilbara Western Australia


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Hi can some one tell me what these are from.I found them doing excavation works in Port Hedland.?????

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The Pilbara region of Australia is, for the most part, Precambrian in age. Hence finding vertebrate fossils from the last 500 million years in that area is not too likely.

As for what these are, I am not exactly sure, but I don't think they are teeth.

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The Pilbara is a mixture of rust and silicates, far older than the phanerozoic. That's just weathered silicate, not fossil.

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They are the hinges of oysters. If there are not Cenozoic deposits in the region, they could have been deposited by storms if you are close to the ocean or from shell middens.

Mike

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Fragments of oyster shell, at the hinge area.

The plural of "anecdote" is not "evidence".

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Fragments of oyster shell, at the hinge area.

Maybe a midden?

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Yeah, I take it back. I should have looked closer. They look like oysters, which could mean that it's a midden and you shouldn't collect them.

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thanks for your advice everyone now I can see what they are. I had no idea I thought they were shark or ray teeth when I pick them up. they are going back were they come from.

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