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Fla. teen stumbles upon mammoth tooth
yahoo ^ | Feb 20 | ap

Posted on 02/21/2007 8:03:15 PM PST by george76

archaeologists say could be the biggest fossil find in Pinellas County in nearly a century...

The jaw and tooth weigh 65 pounds and are about a yard long. Sarti-Sweeney took the bones home and, after some online research with her older brother, determined the football-sized rock was actually the tooth of a long-extinct mammoth.

Paleontology and archaeology experts have confirmed the find, and recent digging at the site has turned up teeth and bones from a second mammoth, giant sloths, camels, turtles with shells up to 6-feet-long, saber-toothed cats and giant armadillos the size of Volkswagen Beetles.

Scientists believe the remains are between 10,000 and 100,000 years old.

"It's possible that it's an old river valley, (and) the animals got caught in the muck or the river washed all these animals down into one place at one time," he said. "We can get a better handle on it by analyzing the soil," said Richard Estabrook, director of USF's Florida Public Archaeology Network.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: archaeology; armadillos; camels; cats; giantarmadillos; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths; mastodons; paleontology; sabertoothed; sabertoothedcats; sloths
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1 posted on 02/21/2007 8:03:18 PM PST by george76
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To: SunkenCiv
The jaw and tooth weigh 65 pounds ...

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2 posted on 02/21/2007 8:04:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

No picture of the tooth? That sux.


3 posted on 02/21/2007 8:07:06 PM PST by Don W (Stoneage man survived thousands of years of bitter-cold ice. Modern man WILLsurvive global warming.)
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To: george76

I'll take one of the fossilized giant armadillos the size of a VW Beetle. Better than a garden gnome. We'd be the envy of our neighbors.


5 posted on 02/21/2007 8:08:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

Mammoths? In Florida? Does Algor know about this?


6 posted on 02/21/2007 8:11:09 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Don W
Similar but not the extra teeth,,,


7 posted on 02/21/2007 8:11:52 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Don W
with the jaw...different find but similar...


8 posted on 02/21/2007 8:13:18 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: LukeL

I don't know about the tooth, but that's one huge ass picture.


9 posted on 02/21/2007 8:15:06 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: george76
extra...exact... teeth
10 posted on 02/21/2007 8:15:22 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Look!

Rosie O'Donnell's dentures!


11 posted on 02/21/2007 8:16:25 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (Very Proud Dad of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, K-Bay Hawaii.)
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To: FreeKeys
the biggest fossil find in Pinellas County in nearly a century...

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12 posted on 02/21/2007 8:17:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: LukeL

I stumbled over your graphic. :~)


13 posted on 02/21/2007 8:22:09 PM PST by msnimje (The ONLY Republican Candidate with ONE wife is Romney, the Mormon. Go figure.)
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To: LukeL

I'm glad I'm not on a dial-up line...


14 posted on 02/21/2007 8:28:13 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: george76
"giant armadillos the size of Volkswagen Beetles"

Man, I wonder how high those things could jump. Cause an armadillo can get some serious hang time, despite all that armor and short legs.

15 posted on 02/21/2007 8:29:07 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: LukeL
You hotlinked a 2.5MB graphic hosted by the USO? Sheesh.

Let them use their money to entertain the troops, not to pay for bandwidth to entertain freepers.

16 posted on 02/21/2007 8:30:50 PM PST by TChad
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To: george76

The tooth will out...


17 posted on 02/21/2007 8:32:41 PM PST by sourcery (Government Warning: The Attorney General has determined that Federal Regulation is a health hazard)
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To: george76

Wow, incredible find!!!


18 posted on 02/21/2007 8:38:30 PM PST by rawhide
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To: george76

It is just amazing that anyone can just stumble across such important fossils. We had someone find a mammonth up here in Oakland County, MI last year.


19 posted on 02/21/2007 8:46:31 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Dont')
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To: rawhide; Joe Brower

in Florida !

good news


20 posted on 02/21/2007 8:48:47 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: School of Rational Thought

They sure sure got around



21 posted on 02/21/2007 8:50:41 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TChad

Yeah, I forgot to check the image size, my bad.


22 posted on 02/21/2007 9:11:43 PM PST by LukeL (Never let the enemy pick the battle site. (Gen. George S. Patton))
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To: george76

Outstanding. Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 02/21/2007 9:19:32 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Once Hillary is elected she will create a new form of secret police."- Dick Morris (her ex-employee)
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To: george76
giant armadillos the size of Volkswagen Beetles

Wow! That means they have to find a giant armadillo the size of mini-vans over in Texas, because everyone knows that everything is bigger in Texas.
24 posted on 02/21/2007 9:21:34 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: Jaysun

My view skips from post 3 to post 5. What's up?


25 posted on 02/21/2007 9:25:27 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DannyTN

Yes that is amazing isn't it? I swear the little ones can get 40" of lift in a flat out run. Obviously you have seen how fast they can dig too then

Maybe they could have the extinct armadillo Olympics.


26 posted on 02/21/2007 9:26:51 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: george76

"Scientists believe the remains are between 10,000 and 100,000 years old."


WOW, its not really an exact science is it? thats quite a range there.

LOL, how much is that new car?
well, its between $10,000 and $100,000.


27 posted on 02/21/2007 9:48:55 PM PST by treffner
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To: Jaysun

Interesting, no post #4...


28 posted on 02/21/2007 9:52:02 PM PST by null and void (Let's play 6 of global warming...)
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To: null and void
Interesting, no post #4...

,( ;>)

29 posted on 02/21/2007 10:03:19 PM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: george76; SunkenCiv
"It's possible that it's an old river valley, (and) the animals got caught in the muck or the river washed all these animals down into one place at one time,"

sounds catastrophic.

30 posted on 02/21/2007 10:08:11 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: george76

Can you imagine what a toothache would be like?


31 posted on 02/21/2007 10:12:02 PM PST by elephantlips
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To: Fred Nerks
It always has that appearance. But no, no, modern science cant look there.

Its all about protecting the ivory tower/fortress.
32 posted on 02/21/2007 10:15:02 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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Thanks Sam (FReepmail), George76, and Fred.

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33 posted on 02/21/2007 10:22:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Fred Nerks: sounds catastrophic
Good point. :') New footer for 2007.
 
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34 posted on 02/21/2007 10:26:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 19, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RunningWolf

http://www.thunderbolts.info/velikovsky-ghost.htm


35 posted on 02/21/2007 10:38:28 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: george76

I know someone who found about half a mastodon tooth in this same county back in the 70's. It was in the stuff dredged out of a rain retention pond. Florida is one gigantic shoal of fossils. All over Pinellas County at a depth of about 7 feet is a layer of still-shiny sea shells.


36 posted on 02/21/2007 10:44:57 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Fred Nerks
"It's possible that it's an old river valley, (and) the animals got caught in the muck or the river washed all these animals down into one place at one time,"

sounds catastrophic.

1.Global Warming
2.It's Bush's fault

37 posted on 02/21/2007 10:46:50 PM PST by SantosLHalper (Liberals - The first to cry for tolerance. The first to shut you up when you don't agree with them.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Wow!

Saving that article.

/the battle was over, that the critics had won. Mainstream science, he said, would never permit an objective hearing on the subject of ******/

He was wrong though, the battle is never over (by mans will) but I can understand why he was overwhelmed by that emotional conclusion.
38 posted on 02/21/2007 10:59:36 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: george76

did the teen give out a Homeresque "Doh!" when the stumble occurred?


39 posted on 02/21/2007 11:09:44 PM PST by isom35
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To: RunningWolf

I hoped you would like it...


40 posted on 02/21/2007 11:52:51 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf download. Link on my bio page.)
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To: george76
This roughly parallels in a larger scale an experience I had a few months ago when I did a ground survey for historical artifacts at a creek bank site I was investigating. I found nothing that I considered of historical era interest there, but I happened to spot what appeared to be a cattle bone in the middle of the creek. When I pulled it out and washed the mud off it, I found out that it was fossilized. I took it to an expert who determined it to be an extinct camel scapula. In other words, I was looking for something old, but what I actually "stumbled over" was about two orders of magnitude older.
41 posted on 02/21/2007 11:56:50 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
My view skips from post 3 to post 5. What's up?

Mine does too now. There was an "Ice Age" picture at post 4 that was about 3 screens wide and almost as tall.
42 posted on 02/22/2007 12:08:38 AM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: null and void
Interesting, no post #4...

It used to be a gigantic "Ice Age" picture.
43 posted on 02/22/2007 12:09:32 AM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: george76

>>>Fla. teen stumbles upon mammoth tooth

Unless he seeks help from a good orthodontist he will probably do so again too.


44 posted on 02/22/2007 12:17:35 AM PST by tlb
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To: george76; SunkenCiv

Is that a reference to the kind of people who live in Pinellas County? In the past, I affectionately referred to the place as "God's Waiting Room."

But now that I think of it, the county's densely populated, so I'm surprised anybody found a vacant lot to dig up a jawbone like that.


45 posted on 02/22/2007 2:21:10 AM PST by Berosus ("There is no beauty like Jerusalem, no wealth like Rome, no depravity like Arabia."--the Talmud)
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To: SteveH

It is always fun to find old stuff.

We never found a collection like this yet.


46 posted on 02/22/2007 7:42:17 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Jaysun; Grizzled Bear; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator; Jim Robinson
What I find interesting is, as Grizzled Bear noted, it just skips from 3 to 5 without the customary "Post # 4 removed by moderator"

I hope this is a simple error and not a new design feature. The simple dropping of replies without any flag makes it harder to follow the action.
47 posted on 02/22/2007 8:13:02 AM PST by null and void (Let's play 6 of global warming...)
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To: treffner

I went to the big city and met that same car dealer.

The article doesn't give a date for the find so we really don't know how long they have had time to study it. I'm guessing they are basing their guess on the time frames they have found such fossils in that location before.

My local small town car salesman is much better to deal with


48 posted on 02/22/2007 8:21:01 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: george76

It's intersting how you can train your eyes and brain to find things.

I ride my horse along the beach at a pretty good clip while I scan the stones & shells for unique things. I do a good job at finding things.

I have picked out some 400 to 1000 year old stone tools in a
rock & stone filled wash out just by scanning and turning over a couple of rocks. Hundreds of people passed the same spot and saw nothing.


49 posted on 02/22/2007 8:40:06 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Cold Heart

Yes.

Many people walk by without looking carefully.

" It's intersting how you can train your eyes and brain to find things. "


50 posted on 02/22/2007 8:47:08 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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