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MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex

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MAMMOTH TOOTH (PART OF)

About 20,000 years old
  

Clacton beach, Essex
  
Part of a very large tooth of an adult male mammoth that was collected from the beach at Clacton.

Fossil bones and teeth found their way onto Clacton beach in 2015 when it was recharged with gravel dredged offshore. The former owner of this tooth was living during a cold period of the Ice Age when the North Sea was dry land. 
  
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. 

​​​​​​​Please note: This fossil weighs more than 2 kilograms and therefore has a higher postage cost.
  

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.  Mammoth teeth were very resistant to wear because their diet consisted of tough grass, which contained grit.  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: 20 x 10 x 7 centimetres
Weight: 2.2 kilograms

PRICE: £36.00
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MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex
MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex MAMMOTH TOOTH (part of) - about 20,000 years old - Clacton beach, Essex