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Red Hill Fossil Hunting Trip - Red Hill Revisited
Central PA Fossil Hunting Trip Report
Red Hill Revisited - a search for fossil Hyneria teeth and Fin spines
I went back to Red Hill to try my luck at Devonian fish. Red Hill contains a clear
slice through the Devonian Period. It contains a large variety of fish, plants, and even
contains two of North Americas oldest tetrapods. This makes it an ideal site for
paleontologists studying the Devonian time period and for studying tetrapod evolution.
Pictures of the fossil site:
Another view up on the cliffside.
Here is a tooth as I found it, a Hyneria lindae, a large lobe-fin fish.
Here are the two fin spines I spotted. I should have known, since they were exposed like this, most of them had already eroded away.
By this time I am realizing they are not be complete fin spines.
These are some of my finds for the day. Broken fin spines (waiting to be prepped), a nice tooth, and a placeoderm armor fragment. There is a plant plate, another smaller tooth, and some more armor fragments not pictured here.