Mastodon milk teeth: tusks
DERSB : 9072
Mastodon (Anancus arvernensis) milk teeth: tusks, found at Victory Quarry, Dove Holes, around one million years old. When these remains were discovered in 1901 they showed some of the animals living in Derbyshire around one million years ago in a warm climate before later colder periods and glaciation. The bones were described by Sir William Boyd-Dawkinss of The Manchester Museum. He would later refer to them as "the very oldest collection of remains of animals from caves which have been met with in the whole world".
- Description: height 26 mm; length 130 mm; width 30 mm; weight 0.090 kg; height mm; length 56 mm; width 15 mm; weight 0.012 kg
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
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