If you are into history you have probably heard of the part of Virginia where I live. Eight presidents were born right in Virginia. I can throw a coin across the river in almost the exact spot where George Washington famously did it. (It wasn’t as wide as they would like you to believe though) I can visit the law offices of James Monroe, although he hasn’t practiced law in years. I am able to walk the once bloody ground where civil war battles were fought. And believe it or not if I were to drive 10 minutes from my door I can walk the bank of what used to be under much deeper water. 35-65 million years ago, right after the extinction of the dinosaurs, Crocodiles, sharks and other underwater creatures lived virtually in my back yard!
Through the years I have collected the fossilized teeth of sharks and crocodiles and other sea creatures, simply by walking the banks and picking them up. The shark and crocodile teeth look much like modern day teeth with the difference being they are black or shades of gray and very, very hard. Years ago I would create necklaces out of them, wrapping them with wire since they much too hard to drill through.
What could be more natural that fossilized remains of creatures long gone?
F in my little book-- is for fossil.