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I feel like I have awoken from hibernation. It seems like forever since I’ve hunted fossils because there just hasn’t been anywhere to go. With little rain, no dig sites, and the rivers still too cold to dive I’ve been in a state of paleo depression. But the day before yesterday, the sky opened up and dropped several inches of rain in a few hours. Yesterday I awoke at the crack of dawn to take advantage of a rare opportunity to get out and find some fossils!

I arrived at my favorite creek with high hopes that quickly got even higher when I realized I was the first person there. I picked up a bunch of little teeth right away, and it was about 20 minutes before I found my first tooth over 2 inches. After that it seems like a blur because I was pickup up teeth all over the place especially in this one area of the creek. A pile of garbage had collected all in one area, changing the current to blast the bank right at the layer. The result was a new rock pile that was covered with fossils, mostly shark teeth. In that spot I also found a really great fossil deer antler. I’m not sure if it is a tine off a big rack or a complete antler from a young deer. Regardless, it is the best fossil deer antler I’ve ever found.

How do you like the video? I finally figured out how to upload in full HD!

Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

ID3651
Memberdw
Date Added5/6/2010

  

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awesome - 5/6/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanks for posting this. Great finds. I love the antler! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 5/6/2010
Reviewer : t$ from
Total Rating : 10
Very nice! If you look back at the retroflexus part of your video, it looks like there is a big mako blade sticking out of the layer, lying next to the retroflexus. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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missed tooth? - 5/6/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
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i know exactly what you're talking about and i thought it was a tooth when i first saw it too. Its a bone of some kind. It just had that color that made me go hmmmmmm...
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Awesome! - 5/7/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Yeah, I saw that too and was wondering, LOL. Great stuff dw! I agree with you that I think that antler is either from a spike or perhaps a brow tine. The lumps around the base seem to indicate that it's lower along the main beam or directly against the skull. But, that doesn't always hold true...weird things often happen in antler growth. I have to be honest with you dw, most of my fossil dreams are similar to your videos, so at least I get to fossil hunt when I sleep thanks to you! My collecting is mostly beach stuff, so the stream thing really intrigues me. We have some streams around here but not nearly as prolific as yours from what I've found. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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