It’s Friday again and I feel it may be time to introduce an object from the area of my original training (that’s palaeontology). Imagine that you’re me, searching through the drawers in a museum and you come across this:
What is it from? It looks scaly, but that’s about all you can tell from looking at it. Based on the scales, what do you think this is most likely to be?
Make your selection in the poll below – if you think you can give a more detailed description that those offered in the poll please add it in the comments section below.
Good luck everyone!
I reckon it’s fossilised tree fern lycopod scales from the Carboniferous Period. I’m rather fond of tree ferns.
I think the pattern is quite reminiscent of what you see on a modern day palm tree. I’m probably wrong though, I don’t get to see palm trees very often.