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Found 8 results

  1. English Mammoth

    Headed up to Walcott in Norfolk Saturday just gone, got there nice and early to beat the crowds, luckily the cold weather had put a lot of people off! Anyway, walked off towards Happisburgh and headed down below the sea defences, was soon finding small pieces of bone but nothing of any major interest, when suddenly i spotted it, up against the sea wall, standing out like a sore thumb, a tooth fragment! I quickly grabbed my prize and gazed in awe at it. I have travelled many miles searching for one of these and now i held one in my hands. I stowed my price in my bag and continued on my way, skipping along the beach until i reached the next groyne, walking up to the corner where you are able to pull yourself up the wall i froze. In front of me, laying on the sand, another one, bigger, better and mine. I couldn't believe it, two in one day! Pure ecstasy filled my veins. The markings on this one were incredible. I continued down to Happisburgh with my bag now considerably heavier (for once). Upon reaching it i could see a lot of other people searching the beach there so i decided to walk back the way i came but search on the tide line now as it was nearly dead low. i walked and waded down the beach until i got to around the halfway mark, i was on the phone at the time to a friend telling him about my day (gloating) and i wasn't really paying much attention so much so i nearly stood on it, looking down, with waves washing over it was another, this one was half buried in the sand so i dug it out like a madman and soon held my prize, this one had been rolled by the waves more so and had been worn down a bit. I carefully packed this one away and walked back to my car. I met a few other hunters on the way with kids who were most impressed by my finds. Now i have no idea of species on these, other than the fragment and second one being Mammoth and someone suggested the last one could be a straight tusked elephant, if anyone could expand my knowledge that would be great! This is my super serious fossil hunting face. It may surprise you but i am filled with joy inside. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
  2. Hello. Found in permafrost, Yakutia, Russia. I made a bet with a friend that is a mammoth Tusk, and he claims it's not a Tusk! Thank you.
  3. DNA Study of Behavior of Woolly Mammoth

    Male mammoths more often fell into 'natural traps' and died, DNA evidence suggests, Cell Press. November 2, 2017 https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171102124901.htm Patrícia Penerová, David Díez-del-Molino, Nicolas Dussex, Tatiana Feuerborn, Johanna von Seth, Johannes van der Plicht, Pavel Nikolskiy, Alexei Tikhonov, and Sergey Vartanyan, 2017, Genome-Based Sexing Provides Clues about Behavior and Social Structure in the Woolly Mammoth. Current Biology. Available online 2 November 2017, In Press, Corrected Proof http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982217312642 Although this is an interesting study, I am disappointed that they did not limit their samples to bones with well defined ages and provenance, which would have made interpreting the results less ambiguous. Yours, Paul H.
  4. DNA clues to why woolly mammoth died out By Helen Briggs, BBC News, March 2, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39142941 The last, lonely woolly mammoths faced a 'genomic meltdown' By Michael Price, Science News, March 2, 2017 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/last-lonely-woolly-mammoths-were-genetically-screwed The Woolly Mammoth's Last Stand New York Times http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39142941 The paper is: Rogers, R. L., and M. Slatkin, 2017, Excess of genomic defects in a woolly mammoth on Wrangel island. PLOS Genetics Published: March 2, 2017, open access. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.100660 http://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1006601 Yours, Paul H.
  5. help with VERTEBRA ID

    Hi, a friend bought this in south dakota about 20 years ago and had forgotten all about it. Any ideas on what kind it may be? It measures 16"w x 6" h and weighs about 40lbs.
  6. Hi, this is my first time posting as I am new to the forum. I am considering buying a Woolly Mammoth Tusk for Christmas, but I do not know how to know if it is a real or a good quality item. Would you all be able to provide your guidance? It says cracks near the base have been filled with glue. It says it is the tip of a larger tusk. It says it is 23" long, circumference is 8" and weighs 4 pounds. It says the species is Mammuthus Primigenius (woolly mammoth), location Belovo, Kemerovo oblast, southwestern Siberia in Russia, Age 22,000 years old. Also, if you could provide names of good quality honest vendors that sell in the US that would be great.
  7. Woolly Mammoth Sacrum 1

    From the album Craniate's Collection

    A woolly mammoth butt from the North Sea.
  8. Mammoth Hair & Tusk

    From the album Mammal Fossils Collection

    Woolly Mammoth Hair and Tusk fragments Locality: Siberia, Yukatia Age: Pleistocene
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