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Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« on: May 19, 2008, 11:53:53 AM »
Saw some old (fossil old) bone pieces at Alafia yesterday, although I don't remember where we were at the time.  Pretty interesting stuff to be found right next to the trail.  Was wondering if anyone else ever found any fossils out there?

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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:59:29 AM »
There are all kinds of old fossil bones out there. They have some on display up in the ranger station.
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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 12:20:09 PM »
That's cool.  I'll have to take a look next time I'm out there...
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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 12:28:47 PM »
in those old mines, fossils lay around everywhere.you should have seen the place back in the 60's when active mining was still going on..my uncle used to go there and Mulberry and would come home with boxes and boxes of fossilized bones, sharks teeth..etc...
since then they have been picked clean by people like my uncle, but occasionally thanks to rain erosion, new stuff gets unearthed..
cool stuff..if anyone gets the opportunity, pics would be sweet.
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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 10:20:45 PM »
There used to be an almost complete cattle skeleton beside the traik in Rock garden. Skull included. I found an old steel bedpan in the pond between the 1st and 2nd half of Rollercoaster with ferns growing in it. It's now in my tropical garden!
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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 10:26:08 PM »
There used to be an almost complete cattle skeleton beside the traik in Rock garden. Skull included. I found an old steel bedpan in the pond between the 1st and 2nd half of Rollercoaster with ferns growing in it. It's now in my tropical garden!

That trail used to be called Cow Bones.  It was a two headed cow at that!

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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 10:41:36 PM »
There's weird critters in dem hillz 8)

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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 08:29:15 AM »
Wow, I forgot that! That's been a while back, how long ago was that Garry?
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Re: Amateur archaeology at Alafia
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2008, 08:55:53 AM »
Wow, I forgot that! That's been a while back, how long ago was that Garry?

Oh geez - the first year Alafia was opened.  Damn, trying to remember how long ago it was we first cut trails out there.

 

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