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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.

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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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