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ANCIENT NO. 8

“Old recent”

This is how the Paleocene Epoch is sometimes described. Happening 65 million years ago, which should feel kind of soon? There was a mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous, dinosaur time, which left some niches to fill in the ecosystem. I bring this up because I nerd. And I have been doing my research. As far as I can tell, these specimens of fish fossils are from the Paleocene. From the size of the scales, however, I think they could have become part of the fossil record during the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. Am I a paleontologist? No. Is this material wicked cool? Yes.

There is something about these old things that feels important and powerful. Like dragon eggs, they could hatch something incredible.

Set in sterling and argentium, with a gold-fill detail.

Size 10

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