Fossil Mammoth Tooth, Small Section, Mammuthus Columbi, Bone Valley

$5.00

Description

This is a fossilized Mammoth tooth section. Mammoth teeth are very large groups of dental plates that are held together into a single mass by a natural "glue". Over time during the fossilization process (or afterwards), the "glue" weakens and the dental plates become separated. These dental plates can take many forms, depending on how and where they were fossilized. Teeth recovered from rivers have often been damaged by tumbling over thousands of years and these plates are often found in singles or groups still held together by remnants of their natural glue. This specimen was recovered from the Peace River in the Bone Valley formation of Florida (Hawthorn Group). This specimen is a small section of dental plate that has been tumble-polished by river action. It is an attractive piece for display at a small fraction of the price you would pay for a whole (intact) tooth.

This specimen is from the Pleistocene epoch (approx. 11,000+ years old) and these mammoths went extinct at the end of the last ice age due to a combination of climate change and predation by early humans.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown.