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found in Redington Shores
By WAYNE AYERS
Article published on
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Print E-Mail
REDINGTON SHORES – A county employee
preparing a job site found bone fragments
that an animal fossil expert believes
could represent “a major discovery.”
Alfonso Riley, a county
traffic control monitor, was working
at the Redington Shores Yacht and Tennis
Club on Gulf Boulevard recently when
he noticed several unusual looking objects
in the soil. Though other workers remarked
the pieces looked like “just rocks,”
Riley had a sense the oddly shaped fragments
were something more.
“They looked like fossils
to me,” he commented while showing his
find to Mayor Bert Adams and others
at town hall last week.
Riley contacted Randy
V. Bellomo, an anthropologist at St.
Petersburg College, who forwarded photos
of the objects to the Florida Museum
of Natural History in Gainesville.
There, Richard Hulbert,
collections manager of the museum, confirmed
Riley’s suspicions. The largest fragment
he found is ancient, the toe bone of
a prehistoric Ice Age horse thought
to be 12,000 to 18,000 years old.
Another of the finds
is from the shell of a giant armadillo,
also from the Ice Age. There were also
bone fragments that could not be definitely
identified, Hulbert noted in an e-mail
sent to Riley.
Though Hulbert said
the exact age of the fossils cannot
be determined until more species are
recovered and the geology of the undisturbed
fossils can be studied, he indicated
an older age is possible. He mentioned
a 1.3 million-year-old site found near
Thousands of fossilized
bones were also found two years ago
in nearby Boca Ciega Millennium Park.
Included in that find were bones from
Columbian mammoths and huge armadillos
dating as far back as 100,000 years.
In fact, the bones found
by Riley may be from a “secondary site,”
meaning the dirt came from another location,
Bellomo said. He noted that a large
amount of fill dirt has been used in
creating the Yacht and Tennis Club community
from the old Parsley’s trailer park,
and it is not known where that dirt
came from. Prior to that, a dredging
project around 1940 would have pulled
sandy soil from the adjacent Boca Ciega
Bay to create the land where Parsley’s
find could be significant, Hulbert said.
He concluded his letter by stating,
“There is potential for a major discovery;
only careful excavation can determine
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