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MAMMOTH TOOTH - Hungary

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MAMMOTH TOOTH

Hungary
 
A beautifully preserved but incomplete tooth of a mammoth. 
  
The mammoth fossils from Hungary are largely found in river terrace gravels in the valley of the River Danube west and south of Budapest.  They are from different periods of the Ice Age and represent several stages of mammoth evolution.

Mammoth bones and teeth are relatively young in geological terms and so are only partially fossilised. For this reason they are usually treated with a preservative to prevent them cracking.
    
MAMMOTH TEETH
A mammoth’s molar teeth consisted of enamel ridges separated by dentine and as the teeth grind together the ridges break up the food.  A mammoth had six sets of teeth in its life and at any one time only one tooth was in use on each side of the lower and upper jaws.  As each tooth wore down it was pushed up until it was discarded and replaced with a new one from behind. 

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Size: 9.5 x 7 x 6 centimetres
Weight: 417 grams

PRICE: £45.00
MAMMOTH TOOTH  - Hungary
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