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Gingko Petrified Forest

Gingko Petrified ForestVantage, Washington. http://parks.state.wa.us/288/Ginkgo-Petrified-Forest Article by Thomas Baurley on 12/3/2016 ~ Enroute to a archaeological survey I was doing, we stopped the night at Wanapum State Park only to discover next door was the GIngko Petrified Forest. What a … Continue reading

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UK scientists find lost Darwin fossils – Yahoo! News

UK scientists find ‘lost’ Darwin fossils By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Associated Press – 2 hrs 51 mins ago Email Print RELATED CONTENT This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of London on Tuesday … This image made available by the Royal Holloway, University of … Continue reading

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Knocknashee

    “Knocknashee”, legendary ” Hill of the Faeries” County Sligo, Ireland Knocknashee is known as the legendary “Hill of the Faeries” and is one of Ireland’s seven most sacred hills. The name comes from the Irish “knock” (cnoc) meaning … Continue reading

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Saveok Water Archaeological Site

  Saveok Mill Archaeological Site Saveok Mill Site Greenbottom, Cornwall, England * http://www.archaeologyonline.org/index.html * A small local farm in Greenbottom, Saveok Mill has placed itself on the archaeological map when resident Jacqui Wood discovered very curious archaeological features in her … Continue reading

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Preserved Animal Tracks at Saveok Water Site

      Animal Tracks along the River @ Saveok Water Archaeological Site Saveok Mill, Greenbottom, Truro, Cornwall, England   During my June 2010 visit to the Saveok Water Archaeological Site in the Area B3 were discovered very well-preserved (petrified?) … Continue reading

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Firehole Canyon / Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

  Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Wyoming Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Wyoming Art Gallery of Time “Major John Wesley Powell named the Flaming Gorge and tributaries such as Little Firehole Canyon for the brilliant red sandstone exposed in the … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Sea Urchin: Tylocidaris clavigera

Prehistoric Sea Urchin Tylocidaris clavigera Timeline: Cretaceous Period Cidaris clavigera was named by Mantell (1822). It is not a trace fossil. It is the type species of Tylocidaris. It is an extinct genus of echinoid that lived from the Early … Continue reading

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Rudist Bivalve: Hippurites radiosus

Rudist Bivalve Hippurites radiosus Timeline: Late Cretaceous Period Location of fossil: Charente, France Holes bored in the upper shell by organisms that lived above the sediment show that this rudist lived with most of its shell buried. fossil at National … Continue reading

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Ammonites

Fossil display at National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian, National Mall, Washington, D.C. Ammonites Timeline: Jurassic / Cretaceous Period (256-65 Million years ago) Maximum size: 2.6 meters (8.5 feet) in diameter Predator advantage: tentacles, large beak Likely prey: Fishes, mollusks, … Continue reading

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Helicoprionids

Heliocoprionids Heliocoprionid sp. Timeline: Late Permian (299-251 Million years ago) Maximum size: Uncertain Predator advantage: teeth Likely prey: Fishes, cephalopods The prehistoric shark Heliocoprionid sp. swan the seas in the Pennsylvannian (318-299 million years ago). A continuous whorl of teeth … Continue reading

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