Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Fossil Mystery - Part Four

My readers may remember my pondering the origins of my fossil, found somewhere in southwestern Ontario.

The mystery continued unsolved.

I measured and examined it at great length, in anticipation of having it properly identified.

So cats and kittens... here is the question of the day:

How old do you think my fossil is?

(The answer will be posted ere long.)

12 comments:

willow said...

Gee, I have no clue. But I have seen similar ones in our riverbed down here. I'm curious.

EboR√Ęguebi said...

"Rugby Players of the athletes are more intelligent of the world, who else would dare to play with an oval ball"

Luis Manuel Ramalhosa

http://eboraguebijuvenil.blogspot.com

Dr. M. said...

666 yrs old! A rather devilish guess :D) Did you realize that your original fossil post was a year ago, yesterday? Coincidence?

Dave Coulter said...

Well, seeing as how the Earth is only 2500 years old, I'll guess it's about 1700! ;)

phil said...

Fascinating stuff.

The imperfect symmetry of a hive.

A thousand years old.

Bill Stankus said...

It looks similar to the base area of marine worm tubes. These tubes are long enough for worms to escape predators by quickly retreating to the lower part of the tube. To feed they extend colorful wispy fan-like appendages which catch floating food tidbits.
Best guess: worm tubes.

Suza said...

O Mistress of the Fossil - I am guessing 379,999,999 years old. Possibly from the late-Devonian period. Just a stab in the dark... but I have won a few "guess how many jellybeans in the jar" contests...

Lavinia said...

I believe this dates back to the Jurassic period. I have read that millions of years ago, southern Ontario was covered by a warm tropical sea.

Lavinia said...

Ere...er....how long? (will you keep us in suspense?)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Really, really old. And, I bet I'm right, too!

Betsy said...

Ok, Miss Saucepot, how long are you going to keep us in suspense???

Blog Princess G said...

Willow: you'll see the answer in my next post... very cool!

Good luck Luis!

Dr. M: When I realized that it was so weird!

Dave: Heh heh heh...


Phil, Bill, LL: Good guesses but no cigars...

PT & E: Really good guess!

Betsy: hee hee!

Suza: WHOA! That is eerie! Gold star for you miss!