Wednesday, June 22, 2011

An amateur fossil hunter in Florida recently discovered this carving of a mammoth on an bone, and it has now been authenticated and dated at about 13,000 years ago.   It is also the very first depiction of a mammoth found in North America.  How cool is that?  And what are the chances that something some dude carved that long ago would survive and then be found again?


  1. Let me share a personal story. I live in Wisconsin and found a very large "arrowhead" a number of years ago. It is 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide, obviously sharpened granite, with notches. A little more than 3/4 of an inch thick. It would have attached to one hell of a pole and made a vicious spear/pike. Now, where I found it is interesting. On a river that flows through a state forest, and which I fish, I was up one spring and interested in a spot where ice flows hit the bank hard and turned over a lot of dirt and large stones. I got out of my boat to look closer and this "arrowhead" was underneath a very large overturned boulder, covered in dirt, of course. Now for my thoughts. I think this is a very old gigantic arrowhead for hunting mammoth. Or I'm nuts. You pick.

  2. Great story, Jeff. Imagine the courage it took to approach and thrust that spear into a large animal like that. Just for kicks you ought to actually attach it to a large pole or spear handle and see how it feels. Woe to the guy that tries to break into your house after that!