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Re: Spring, second of two


And no one spoke up.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@islc.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring, second of two


> You are, but construction companies that have the big bucks can usually
get
> around that. My father has worked construction in Charleston for about 15
> years. He lays pipe and probably 10 years ago dug up some coffins in
> downtown Charleston that were probably poor citizens or slaves. The
coffins
> were badly constructed, etc. Anyway, he stopped digging and  called his
> boss. they were supposed to call the Archeology people  but the owner of
the
> property came down, took all the bones and put them in ONE new pine box
and
> had it reburied. how sad is that?
>
>
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 11:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring, second of two
>
>
> > Something big like that was found at a consturction site near here
> > recently - can't remember the details.  I thought that when you found
> > something like that you were supposed to leave it alone and call
somebody
> > rather than harvest it yourself.  Still, I bet it was pretty exciting
for
> > him.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:22 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] Spring, second of two
> >
> >
> > > The guy who details the nursery's trucks lives on the Myakka river.
> > > Right on the river; he and his family were flooded out of home for 2
> > > weeks during the last wet season. But the river is low this time of
> > > year, and Saturday he decided to take himself upstream and do some
> > > snorkeling--looking for sharks teeth and such. The rivers of southwest
> > > Florida are fossil-rich.
> > >
> > > What he found is eye-popping. He found three leg bones and several
> > > vertebrae of what would appear to be a mastodon. He brought one of the
> > > leg bones to the nursery today to show it to me. This fossil is about
3
> > > feet long; at one end [which I take to be the top] is a double ball
> > > joint in very good condition. The other end looks like it has been
> > > eroded away. The shank of the bone is at least 5 inches in diameter. A
> > > very large bone.
> > >
> > > He has a friend who is a paleontologist. He's sending one of the leg
> > > bones to the paleontologist for a better Ident. He said "You can't
> > > believe the adrenalin surge after I found the first leg bone. I put
the
> > > skiff under one arm and the bone under the other and walked on top of
> > > the river all the way home!"
> > >
> > >
> > > Island Jim
> > > Southwest Florida
> > > Zone 10
> > >
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