posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 10:53 PM
reply to post by Clearskies
I'm doubtful. If geo-anthro prof shrugged with a guess in the direction of corprolite, chances are it's either fossilized poo, or, just an
interestingly shaped mineral.
Characteristics for fossilized bone, eggs, or any remains are usually pretty apparent to anyone that's had any field training. Characteristics for
corprolite on the other hand, since it is poo, is closer to fossilized dirt, ie mineral deposits like limestone.
Possibly strange question; did geo-anthro prof lick, or taste the sample? Have you licked or tasted the sample? This is not a joke question.
If you lick this rock, what does it taste like?
Rocks and minerals have different tastes, and knowing them can be useful in the field in identifying the difference between bone, fossilized bone,
fossil fragment, and just an interestingly shaped rock.