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Jul 14, 2014 4:48 PM

what is it?

Hello,

Attached pictures of two findings from the beach of north-west Crete.

I would love to know what they are (at first glance I thought it was a fossilized tooth, but I'm not so sure).

many tnanks,

Dafna

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    Jul 14, 2014 6:11 PM (in response to Dafna)
    Re: what is it?

    Hi Dafna,

     

    You have a modern worm, probably a serpulid worm, encrusting a pebble. it looks lik it may have dissolved some of the pebble in the processing of making its tube (or maybe it is just a trick fo the light in the photo).

     

    The other one looks a bit like a mammoth tooth, but we could really do with somebody else's opinion on that.

     

    Mike

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      Jul 14, 2014 9:40 PM (in response to MikeHardman)
      Re: what is it?

      Good finds Dafna, part of a tooth, but the size leads me to think it could be something different to a Mammoth although the preservation is very similar to what I find on the East Yorkshire coast.

       

      Tabfish

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          Jul 15, 2014 10:21 AM (in response to Dafna)
          Re: what is it?

          Dafna,

           

          I think Tabfish is probably right, and I was a bit too quick off the mark...

          Mammoth would be less likely than horse/camel/etc.

           

          Mike

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