2.55" Polished Petrified Palmwood (Palmoxylon) Sphere

This is a beautiful, 2.55" wide sphere that's made from petrified palmwood (Palmoxylon sp.). It has been polished to a glossy finish with no scuff marks or dull spots. Native Americans historically used this petrified palmwood to make projectile points and other tools such as knives, awls and scrapers.

There is a natural fracture through this specimen, though there is no indication of any repair. Comes with the pictured display stand.

Petrified palmwood includes a group of fossil woods that contain rod-like structures within the regular grain of the silicified or agatized wood. Depending upon the angle at which they are cut, these structures show up as spots, tapering rods, or continuous lines. The rod-like structures are sclerenchyma bundles that comprise part of the woody tissues that gave the wood its vertical strength.
Palmoxylon (Palm Wood)
Southern United States (Texas, Louisiana)
2.55" wide
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