The mammoth bones around here deteriorate into a chalky dust rapidly
upon exposure to air unless preventive measures are taken quickly.
Most private collections consist of molars and pieces of enamel though
I did see a leg bone a couple of weeks ago. I've found marine shells
up here that came from the gulf along the old trade route from Mexico
to Spiro. I have not seen any evidence of sea beds as recent as
Paleoindian up here but salt beds from much older strata are exposed
near the Red River in Lamar and Red River Counties. These were used by
the Caddo and likely much earlier by Archaic groups.
-- In Precolumbian_Inscriptions@yahoogroups.com
, "mike white"
> remember the mound builders were found to have lots of conch
shells and shark teeth, but this was concluded to be proof of a vast
trade network. the obsidian came from afar, but not necessarily the
> this report would seem to deny my idea that the lower miss.
valley had been seabed in paleo times. it should be determined if the
megafauna bones are insitu , or if by the wear it appears they could
have originated near the source at the north. they dont seem to be
finding paleo kill sites, or complete skeletons, just a section of jaw
or a molar, etc.
> Kind regards,
> Mike White