Saturday, September 12, 2020

Fossils on the Family Grave Marker


After attending a funeral for my aunt today, I visited the family marker that shows the section where my grandparents are buried. The marker is made of Bedford(?) limestone. Time and the elements has eroded part of the surface revealing small crinoid stems and a cross section of a horn coral. Fossils date from Mississippian Period. Marker is in Clark County, Indiana USA.


Tony Edger said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I found your brief post to be poignant and profound. It has prompted thoughts about how we are surrounded by, and interact with, many different time scales.

Kentuckiana Mike said...

Thank you for the kind words.
If you notice the top part of the monument has shift about 5 degrees. I am now thinking about how to get that piece of limestone back in line.