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TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH - about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire

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TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH (REPAIRED)
   
About 40,000 years old
  
Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

A large tooth of an adult woolly mammoth from an Oxfordshire gravel pit. It originally broke in two when collected but the two halves have been reunited and the narrow joint filled.  It is presented in a lidded gift box.

The tooth has a small area of grinding surface indicating that the animal died shortly after the tooth had erupted.
   
Mammoth tusks, teeth and bones have been found in gravel pits in the Thames valley, dating from a cold period of the Ice Age.  Most of these fossils are now in museums, and were found when the pits were worked by hand.  With mechanical excavation of the gravel such finds are now rare. 

Mammoth teeth from gravel pits are only partially fossilised and require treatment with a preservative. This tooth has been treated and is now stable. However it is advisable to keep it away from sources of direct heat such as sunlight or a radiator.

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. 

Please note: This tooth weighs 3.5 kilograms

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Size: 24 x 15 x 7.5 centimetres
Weight: 3.5 kilograms

Optional metal stand (£1)

PRICE: £140.00
TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH -  about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire
TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH -  about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH -  about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH -  about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire TOOTH OF AN ADULT WOOLLY MAMMOTH -  about 40,000 years old - Oxfordshire