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Sometimes mammal bones from the Pleistocene (part of the Neogene period) was ashore at the Dutch coast. The bones come from eroding layers under the water. Sometimes they end up on the beaches because of sand suppletions.
The best place to look for fossils on the beach is between the material that is washed on the shore. The fossils on the beach are quite rare. The bones all have a dark or black color. Recent bones are more white, and they smell.
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The beach at Zandvoort.
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Dutch coastline from Hoek van Holland to Texel. I found fossils in Wijk aan Zee, IJmuiden, Bloemendaal and Katwijk aan Zee. Also the sand-motor near Ter Heijde / Kijkduin is very interesting.Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.
Mainly fossil mammal bones from the Pleistocene (part of the Neogene period). In Katwijk aan Zee I found once a fossil shark tooth on the beach. You can also find fish remains. Pieces of amber can be found too.
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Society: Werkgroep Pleistocene Zoogdieren: Natuurmuseum Rotterdam
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