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Re: 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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