Palaeolithic Pleistocene Woolly Mammoth Polished Tooth with Root Circa 30,000 BC - 6.5 - For Sale
Palaeolithic Pleistocene Woolly Mammoth Polished Tooth with Root Circa 30,000 BC - 6.5
A tooth section of the extinct Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus Primigenius); the tooth with root and the polished slice showing the original biting surface to the upper face, and dating to Circa 30,000 BC.
The section measures approx 6 3/8" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" maximum (approx 16cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm) and weighs 670 grams.
Condition is fine, and would make an excellent display specimen or even unusual paperweight.
Mammoths were animals of the Ice Age; they co-existed with and were hunted by early man. The North Sea basin is a drowned lanscape, flooded after the end of the last Ice Age. Fishing trawlers occasionally bring up bones and relics from when the area was inhabited as dry land.