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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    Frankfort, Kentucky
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    Can't figure this out...

    This is a pic of a couple of shapes made from some form of water/plant life combination. it might be some kind of fossil debris or something??
    what is so perplexing is... I often see these in arrowhead shapes!!

    I find a little of this kind of material from time to time... however I am puzzled that I have found arrowhead shapes of this material now in all but one creek I have walked. I think I may have found 4 to 5 of these shaped as arrowheads.
    I know they are not sharp... but they keep popping up when I walk a creek.
    Can you shed any light on this
    I assume it is nothing... but I would hate to not ask and later find i am tossing important artifacts!
    Ralph
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  2. #2
    us
    May 2009
    Northeast Missouri
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    Re: Can't figure this out...

    I don't think they are artifacts but I would pick them up anyway unless there are too many of them. Post them in the fossil section, I think those guys can help ya out.

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2008
    Pennsylvania
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    Re: Can't figure this out...

    They look to me like lumps of fossil "hash". In the longer one, I see definite crinoid columnals and a brachiopod impression.

    artorius

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2008
    Southern Ohio
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    Re: Can't figure this out...

    Yeah, those are just pieces of limestone that have deteriorated and left those masses of fossils. Like Artorious said, you can see all kins of Crinoids in that second piece. They are the little round objects. Not artifacts, but still cool rocks and I would have brought them home too.
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2010
    Frankfort, Kentucky
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    Re: Can't figure this out...

    Quote Originally Posted by SRV
    Yeah, those are just pieces of limestone that have deteriorated and left those masses of fossils. Like Artorious said, you can see all kins of Crinoids in that second piece. They are the little round objects. Not artifacts, but still cool rocks and I would have brought them home too.
    I suspected all that... but it is very strange for several to be found as pointed arrow type pieces... and from different creeks as well.
    Thanks guys!

 

 

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