4.8" Petrified Palmwood (Palmoxylon) Specimen - Texas

This is a beautiful, 4.8" wide specimen of petrified palm wood (Palmoxylon) which has been entirely polished to a matte finish. Native Americans historically used this petrified palmwood to make projectile points and other tools such as knives, awls and scrapers.

Comes with an acrylic 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.
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SPECIES
Palmoxylon (Palm Wood)
LOCATION
South Texas
SIZE
4.8 x 2.8", .41" thick
ITEM
#164548
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