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Fossil Beaver Molar from the Edisto River in South Carolina

This fossil beaver molar was a very unexpected find. I only occasionally find pleistocene material in the Edisto but sometimes it turns up and its super nice like this little tooth. I was fanning sand and I came across a pocket on the bottom of the river that had not been eroded in recent history, meaning it has likely been since the end of the ice age. You can always tell by the way it looks completely compacted and difficult to move with fanning the water. That is contrasted by normal river gravel which comes apart pretty easily.
Age Pleistocene Epoch
Category Land Mammal
Formation Undetermined Pleistocene Formation
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Species Castor Canadensis
Length 7/8 inches

Date Added6/12/2011

Fossil Beaver Molar
The chewing surface

Diving for Coins and Fossils in the Edisto River
Diving for Coins and Fossils in the Edisto River





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