The Fossil Hunters

 

Our quest has been to prove that humans interacted
with ancient creatures from the past.

The Holy Grail of fossil discoveries has been found. When will it be known?

The Fisherman Bone is the proof that science has been looking for.

An Epic Journey Into The Past

 

The evidence is right there in front of you.

Through careful observation you can determine the age of
the specimen, the species, whether its a juvenile or an adult,
and even spot signs of human interaction.

The Fisherman Bone is the proof that science has been looking for.

The Back Woods Hunt

 

With a little research, some elbow grease,

and a bit of luck, the Fossil Hunters score big
on a location off the beaten path. Just a bend
in the river on an old Spanish map, but it
produces some wonderful finds.

The Fisherman Bone is the proof that science has been looking for.

The Stick Marsh

 

From this site, the Fossil Hunters donate their
finds the Smithsonian Institute, to help map
the time curve. They find pieces of chert
and bones from multiple paleo-species.

The Fisherman Bone is the proof that science has been looking for.

James Kennedy Tells Of His Discovery

 

James Kennedy recalls the story of how and
when he found the now famous Vero Mammoth Bone.
And he reveals a second piece, of greater
artistic significance, the Fisherman Bone.

The Fisherman Bone is the proof that science has been looking for.

 

The Fisherman Bone

Hold this fossil in your hand and you will be transported back in time. Your destination, a time before recorded history, before the root of civilization, before the development of written language, back thousands of years to the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age, when saber-toothed tigers roamed the earth, when paleo-man shared the trails with giant sloths, and braved the elements along side the mammoth.

At At first glance this may appear like any other fossilized bone fragment, but upon closer examination you discover it is much more than just a fossil.

Notice the etching?

With the light held just right, the image jumps out at you. It is then that you realize that it is actually a canvas, a portable piece of art containing an etching (using paleo tools) of the earliest depiction of a human in the Western Hemisphere.

The Mammoth Bone “portable art” has been carbon dated at 13000 years old, making it one of the oldest representations of recorded human consciousness in history. Portable Art or as the Fossil Hunters call it “Story Bones”.

 

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The Fisherman Bone

Hold this fossil in your hand and you will be transported back in time. Your destination, a time before recorded history, before the root of civilization, before the development of written language, back thousands of years to the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age, when saber-toothed tigers roamed the earth, when paleo-man shared the trails with giant sloths, and braved the elements along side the mammoth.

At At first glance this may appear like any other fossilized bone fragment, but upon closer examination you discover it is much more than just a fossil.

Notice the etching?

With the light held just right, the image jumps out at you. It is then that you realize that it is actually a canvas, a portable piece of art containing an etching (using paleo tools) of the earliest depiction of a human in the Western Hemisphere.

The Mammoth Bone “portable art” has been carbon dated at 13000 years old, making it one of the oldest representations of recorded human consciousness in history. Portable Art or as the Fossil Hunters call it “Story Bones”.

 

Donate Support The Fossil Hunters

The Fossil Hunters will offer The Fisherman Bone to the world so that everyone can experience this incredible part of human history.  Are you ready to discover the past and change history…

The bone is telling a story via the portrait of a fisherman, with spear in hand, catching a large fish. On the other end of the canvas there are a series of chevrons, tally marks, recording the number of previous catches perhaps? A story bone, nonetheless, containing the earliest recorded human train of thought.

This piece is the second story bone of it’s kind. The first story bone was a depiction of a mastodon charging through a village of teepees, a traumatizing event for the tribe, and certainly an event worth recording.

Click here to read about the Vero Mammoth Bone.

 

THE FOSSIL HUNTERS RECENT FINDS

If we only had the resources to follow. Can you imagine what the Fossil Hunters could find?

Prehistoric Mastodon

Prehistoric Mastodon

A Prehistoric Mastodon Tooth and Jawbone Fossil.

It was one of the largest land animals living during the ice age. Mastodon belonged to the family Mammutidae, that originated in North Africa, spreading to Eurasia and entering North America 15 million years ago…

Fossil Hunters

Prehistoric Mastodon

This Prehistoric Mastodon bone has been named the Paloma Rib Bone Fossil. It has a carving of a chevron and other markings clearly indicating human interaction.

This piece was found near an ancient charcoal cook pit, a few feet from where we found the Tooth and Jaw Bone. The elephant-like American mastodon was a distant relative of the mammoth, with whom it shared its ice age home…

A LITTLE ABOUT THE FOSSIL HUNTERS

The treasure we search for is not of gold or silver. Our mission is to prove that human interaction took place with creatures dating back 50000 years and beyond. The group is well oiled machine. It consists of two lead divers, one technician, one scout, “the go to guy”, and one point man on the lookout for what ever dangers may occur. What ever it takes, we are ready to roll. We have already discovered one of the most spectacular finds in the Western Hemisphere. After the find was examined, tested and retested for four years by experts from Europe and the United States. The scientific community agrees, it is the REAL DEAL!

There is more to the story that was never told, a second story bone exists that is more spectacular than the Vero Mammoth Bone.

There among the pile of specimens that the Fossil Hunters had unearthed, lay another piece of portable art, or as the Fossil Hunters call it, a “Story Bone”.

Not merely a fossil, with an age and species to decipher, this piece had clear evidence of human interaction. An ancient paleo-artist was telling us a story, through the scratch marks or etchings on the surface of the fossilized bone, a tale was being telegraphed time, the tally marks or chevrons, communicating an even larger picture.

The significance of this artifact is akin to finding the first book, the first paleo version of a portable radio or television, no longer did the story need to remain stationary on a cave wall to make an impact on the tribe. Here, the graphic form of communication is mobile. And it holds a message of equal importance. A human being depicting another member of its race in a graphic representation of consciousness, perhaps the first known example in the Western Hemisphere,  “I THINK THEREFORE I AM”.

“This is an incredibly exciting discovery,”

– study co-author Dennis Stanford, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, said in a statement.

Dr. Dennis Stanford, Director of the Smithsonian’s Paleoindian/Paleoecology Program, Head of the Division of Archaeology, who has lectured here on Vero’s archaeological importance.

MEET THE FOSSIL HUNTERS

Dennis "Slingshot" Duryea

Dennis "Slingshot" Duryea

Fossil Hunter

Timmy "Johnny Moe Murph" Conklin

Timmy "Johnny Moe Murph" Conklin

Fossil Hunter

James "The Boneman" Kennedy

James "The Boneman" Kennedy

Fossil Hunter

The Fossil Hunters

The Fossil Hunters

Vero Beach, Florida

Dennis “Slingshot” Duryea & James “The Boneman” Kennedy

Harry "The Hat" Tanner

Harry "The Hat" Tanner

Fossil Hunter

Eric "Magnum" Degroot

Eric "Magnum" Degroot

Fossil Hunter

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The significance of this artifact is akin to finding the first book, the first paleo version of a portable radio or television, no longer did the communal story need to remain stationary on the cave wall to make an impact on the tribe. Here, the graphic form of communication is mobile. And it holds a message of equal importance. A human being depicting another member of its race, a graphic representation of self awareness, consciousness, perhaps the first known example in the Western Hemisphere,  “I THINK THEREFORE I AM”.

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