3.9" Juvenile Woolly Mammoth Lower M1 Molar - North Sea Deposits

This is an ice age woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) molar. The molar is consistent with those identified as belonging in the left side of the lower jaw in the M1 phase, meaning it's from a juvenile mammoth. Very nice root preservation on this molar. It was recovered from the 20-3.90k year old North Sea deposits that produce a huge quantity of well preserved bones of ice age mammals.

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These Pleistocene fossils are dredged up by fishing trawlers in the the North Sea between Britain and Denmark. Fishermen routinely find mammoth teeth and many ice aged fossils in their nets and given the chance that a fossil is accidentally gathered in a net is slim the sea floor is probably littered with the remains of millions of animals. The cold temperatures and low oxygen environment of the North Sea has aided in the preservation of these teeth and bones.

While these fossils have been pulled up in nets for more than a century, they were frequently discarded. It wasn't until the past two decades that this material has begun to be systematically collected and studied. By recording the locations of their finds and allowing scientists to make observations before the more common material is made available, much has been learned about the fauna that once roamed the land that now lies 30 to 150 feet below the North Sea waters.

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The Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primegenius) is an iconic Pleistocene animal. They had long hair, tusks that extended up to 9 feet, and stood about 12 feet tall. They ranged across the northern hemisphere and were one of the most abundant Pleistocene creatures.

Mammuthus primigenius
North Sea, Doggerland Bank
North Sea Deposits
3.9 x 3.15 x 1.9"
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