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FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE - 500,000 years old - Norfolk

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FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE
 
Over 500,000 years old


Cromer Forest Bed
Happisburgh, Norfolk


A piece of elephant bone found on the Norfolk coast and from an old collection. It is solidly fossilised and heavy for its size. Presented in a lidded gift box.


Between one million and 500,000 years ago, in a series of warm periods of the Ice Age, East Anglia was populated by animals such as elephant, rhinoceros, lion, hippo, bear and hyaena. Their bones are found on the Norfolk coast having been washed from a river deposit known as the Cromer Forest Bed, exposed at the foot of the cliffs. 

The Cromer Forest Bed is world-renowned for the thousands of fossils it has yielded to fossil collectors over the last 250 years. It is still possible today to find fossilised bones on Norfolk’s beaches.

This bone is most likely from the large, extinct ‘Southern elephant’ Mammuthus (Archidiskodon) meridionalis, an ancestor of the woolly mammoth. 


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Size: 13 x 5 x 2 centimetres
Weight: 260 grams

PRICE: £15.00
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FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE  -  500,000 years old  -  Norfolk
FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE  -  500,000 years old  -  Norfolk FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE  -  500,000 years old  -  Norfolk FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE  -  500,000 years old  -  Norfolk FOSSIL ELEPHANT BONE  -  500,000 years old  -  Norfolk