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need help identifing

by Dan Blum
(chapin,iowa.usa)

fossilized egg?

fossilized egg?

these all came out of a 6 ton load of river rock I had delivered last summer in iowa.

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That does look like a fossilized finger.
by: Anonymous

That does look like a fossilized finger, there is such thing it's just extremely rare.

looks like a fossilized crab maybe fossil burrow
by: Glen

Crab maybe fossilized in it's burrow.

Paleozoic Fossils
by: Douglas

Dan,

I cannot identify any of your specimens.

Assuming that the rock came from somewhere reasonably close by, they should be either from the Missippian or Devonian Periods.

The finger looking thing is just weird! Because of the age of the rocks it can't be a finger, human or any other primate. They just didn't exist then. If it could be a finger it wouldn't appear with skin and fingernail the way that it looks. Having said all of that it sure looks like a finger!

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