I need your help, I was sifting for Shark teeth on Glades County, FL. And came across this specimen buried in sand/under water. I need first and foremost help on its preservation. Also if you guys could identify it would be great. Looks like a shoulder blade of a quadruped but I’m lost on what exactly it is and how old it might be.
I’m thinking maybe deer pelvis. I’m guessing it’s a subfossil and not as old as the shark teeth you were after. As for preservation, it will probably flake as it dries out, so you could use a consolidant to prevent that. At the museum, we use something called B-72. Here’s a page with more info https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/vertpaleo/amateur-collector/preparation/
I agree with @vperez that it is probably deer. The obturator foramen is the same shape/proportion. The coloration makes me think Pleistocene and if it’s denser than modern bone that it most likely is Pleistocene.