I found an ancient fossilized boars head which appears to have petrified wood surrounding the fossil. The hairs from the boar are even visible. You can see one tusk on the left side but appears that the other task may have gotten broken before his death. Very awesome fossilized head…never seen one before. Here you go.
The dimensions are roughly 6” x 3”.
I know that it is very old. Considering the petrified wood surrounding it. You can definitely tell it is a variety of pig. I don’t really know much more about it.
Origin: North America, Midwest Region
The general shape and appearance of animal cranium fossil, of an unknown period or species. Appears to have a limestone matrix. However; this can also occur in geologic concretions or chert nodules found in limestone deposits. An in-person evaluation will assist in identifying age and if the specimen is geologic or biologic in development. Approximately 6 in. x 3 in in size. If an in-person evaluation does confirm that this item does have fossil content; and dependent on the age of the specimen and animal identified- a higher valuation could reach $300.00 or greater.
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Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please upload a few better images. I can see what does appear to be calcified bone, but I am unable to identify the fossil or semi-fossil from the matrix (the stone that surrounds the specimen). I also see the visible scrapping of the matrix to 'bring out' the possible specimen; but, again, it is difficult to identify the actual fossil. Do you have the weight of item? And origin from where this piece was discovered? This information will be helpful in addition to more images.