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PART OF A MAMMOTH TUSK - 10,000 - 40,000 years old - Siberia

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PART OF A MAMMOTH TUSK

10,000 to 40,000 years old

From the permafrost in Yacutia, Siberia.

 
Unlike the tusks of elephants, the tusks of the mammoth had a distinctive corkscrew twist. Tusks were probably used in fighting, and also in feeding as they are often found to be scratched or polished where they would have touched the ground.

There was little snow in the dry climate of Siberia at that time but tusks may have been useful in breaking ice to reach drinking water. 
 
Presented in a lidded gift box.
  
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Size: 7 x 3.5 x 0.5 centimetres thick
Weight: 22 grams

PRICE: £18.00