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317 Views 7 Replies Last post: Jan 16, 2014 9:16 PM by Tabfish RSS
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Jan 15, 2014 8:15 AM

ID of this fossil would be appreciated

Hello,

 

I recently found this item on the foreshore at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight. It looks like some sort of vertebra, but I may be wrong !! If anyone could ID it for me that would be much appreciated. Many thanks.

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    Jan 15, 2014 9:29 AM (in response to suesteveb)
    Re: ID of this fossil would be appreciated

    It looks like some kind of mammal bone.  I would guess the age is early Holocene-Early Pliocene, but I may be wrong (but I think it's old because of the coloration.)

     

     

     

    I would guess it's part of a dorsal vertebrae of a bison priscus.

     

     

     

    But to make a more accurate ID, it would be easier to know more info, eg is it hollow, because if it's hollow it would probably be off a bird.

     

     

    Also, how heavy is it?  This would make it easier to know the exact age.

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    Jan 15, 2014 10:17 PM (in response to suesteveb)
    Re: ID of this fossil would be appreciated

    Definately bone well done, a very nice find.

    Has it come from peat deposits nearby?

    Just thinking because of the colour.

    If there is some deposits nearby have a look inside of them - you may find some more bones.

    This specimen has not traveled far in/on the seashore because of the partial wear on the specimen.

     

    Tabfish

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