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bones i found

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 06:28 PM
since i cant reach the cyrptozoolgy thread i might as well but it on here
i found these bones in the water of Bloxi mississpi (gulf of mexico) on one of the islands and so far i dont know what kind of animal it is

tell me what you guys think it is

one is bigger than the other and i put a coin to see the size of both of them

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:02 PM
reply to post by thetreasurehunter

what you guys think it is

According to my resident paleontologist/archeologist...after asking about a dozen questions I wasn't able to answer about dating, where it was found, etc.:

First impression: "They look like oars, not any kind of bone that I've ever seen. Is he sure they're bone?"

Second impression after zooming in: "Might be whale jawbone or rib, carved into oars by the locals."

Third comment after realizing that the object shown for scale is a coin: " idea, but they appear to be carved, so without more information it's going to be difficult to identify them."


Neither of us recognize the coin, so we're just guessing on size...they're what, about 1x3 inches or so? Could be anything, really.

[edit on 21-1-2010 by LordBucket]

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:23 PM
I want to say swordfish or marlin bill.
But I can't say for sure.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:28 PM
I also found it in the water
heres a better photo of a single one

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:33 PM
I was an archaeologist in the UK for a few years, before I hurt my back, and I can say that they definately look like worked bone... but I have no idea of the animal... although the edges look a little like sutures (where the parts of the skull connect) BUT they are too straight for that.

they almost look like they are made from clay... or bones (the long bits) set into clay (the flattened bits)

OR feathers that have been covered and set in a light clay.

However, I'm not familiar with the more exotic creatures, as have only worked at archaeology in England.

Very strange.

[edit on 21/1/10 by Chewlip]

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:40 PM
You may want to post them on and see if someone there can help.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:00 PM
They're turtle ribs.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:16 PM

Originally posted by Inediblebulk
They're turtle ribs.

Well that's put that one to bed! You get a point!

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:22 PM
I am involved with an amature dig, that I found some pottery and a kiln that is no where near where it should be, I was going to tell you that you had small mammal carcuss of sorts that was recent enough to still show the major bones and ribs..if lucky a skull if not of the cartilage family of fishs....but I'm not formally edjumacated of the likes.

and I spell bad..

ETA i forgot to welcome you to the forums....WELCOME..

and keep up the research, its these kind of finds that get over looked and things lost or forgotten! Or worse never found!

[edit on 21-1-2010 by Doc Holiday]

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:23 PM

Originally posted by Inediblebulk
They're turtle ribs.

Do you have an example (image) that you could post for us?

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:30 PM
Turtle skeleton:

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:42 PM

Theres a image of a sea turtle on this site.
Looks like part of the shell of a sea turtle.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:50 PM
reply to post by Inediblebulk

Yup, looks like. Good work.

posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:54 PM
Thanks guys i was always wondering what it was when i lefted mississppi in 2003
thanks again and i feel welcomed in the fourms =)

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