This week for ‘What is it? Wednesday’ I thought I would go with another locally found fossil. This one reminds me of old bamboo pan flutes
It’s a little late, but here is a fossilized wood piece from my personal collection for #FossilFriday.
The first memory I have of exploring a dinosaur fossil exhibit must have been between the ages of 8-10. I was living in a small “no-wheres-ville” type of place along the Bay of Fundy. My mother packed us kids into the car and drove off towards (what I assume is) the Natural History Museum in Halifax. I make this assumption as the museum had undergone renovations and reorganization in 1993 and the road-trip was somewhere between summer of 1993-1995. The exhibit we were on our way to see is similar to today’s Dinosaurs Alive or I suppose more specifically Dinosaurs Unearthed since it was indoors.
Who knows what this is? Hint: These photos were taken at Rock Glen Conservation Area. Hand for scale.
I know roughly what it is, but not the exact scientific name.
These fossils are from Saint Clair, Pennsylvania but that is nearly everything I know about them. I acquired these at the Canadian Paleontological Conference this year #CPC2016 as well as a few others to add to my personal collection. Happy Fossil Friday!
This question was stuck in my mind for a good part of the day so I thought I would share it with you. Did dinosaurs get headaches? I did a few searches for published peer-reviewed papers without luck and then turned to Google to see if I could get any answers. I can’t seem to find evidence of anyone who asked the same question, but I’m sure it’s out there.
I love this particular fossil. So now I ask… What is it? How old is it? Where did it come from? What fossilization method (or methods) have occurred? What can you tell from pictures alone? What tests would need to be done? What could have been done to make identification easier?
I have included clickable links to the Series 1 Webinars for convenience, the first two are on youtube, the final two I could not insert due to technical changes and will open in a new page. Enjoy!