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The fossil thread

  1. May 11, 2010 #1

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    I thought it might be fun to have a thread to show our fossils. Everyone dig up your fossil picks. I found this rock this morning. The fossils range from 400-500 million years old. I'll post more as I dig my pictures out.

    I'm posting the kansas fossil page for what's on this rock (from the kansas seabed during the Pensyvanian to Permium period.

    http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Extension/KSfossils.html

    If you enlarge this you should be able to identify quite a few, too bad the outside fossils are so broken, my neighbor came out to see why I was sitting in the ravine, and asked me if I was going to break it open and see what's inside. The rock is 5' by 3' and solid fossils all around.

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  3. May 11, 2010 #2
    Nice find Evo

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    Corner of the living of a friend of mine, behind the couch. Fossil remains of woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius). Predominantly found in the North Sea by flat fish trawlers. These remains are from a fauna that date roughly between 40,000 and 28,000 carbon dating years ago. Several lower jaws (mandibles) can be seen on the floor with the molars still attached.
     
  4. May 11, 2010 #3

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    The leaf was found along a river bed in another area near my old house, much younger than the other fossils.

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  5. May 11, 2010 #4

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    Awesome! Much more gratifying than tiny sea creatures! West of here we might find some dinosaurs. Here it's just ancient sea beds. :( But I still enjoy it, and they're in my yard.

    I know matthyaouw has some neat fossils too.
     
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