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Fossils Embedded In Ohioan Millstones Confirm French Origination
2014-06-05 09:23:15

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study of fossils, a geologist has confirmed that many millstones used in Ohio grain mills originated in France. Fossils found embedded within the millstones were analyzed and it was concluded the stones were French buhr imported from France. The research, led by paleontologist Dr. Joseph Hannibal of Cleveland Museum of Natural History, is published in the Society for Sedimentary Geology journal PALAIOS....


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