Common Name: Polished Columbian Mammoth Tusk Section
Genus/Species: Mammuthus columbi
Age: 25-2 Million Years old
Period: Miocene - Pliocene
Location: Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
This is a magnificent polished fossil Mammoth Tusk Ivory Section. Cut and professionally polished fossil ivory with beautiful deep black to slight brown-tan transition. Heavily mineralized and solid, it shows a stunning crosshatch pattern with incredible detail, which is typical of all ivory pieces. Beautiful and stunning piece of polished fossil ivory from a prehistoric elephant. This is not carvable fossil ivory. There are no repairs or restorations. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic.
The Mammuthus columbi had a height of 14ft (4.3M) and weighed as much as 8 to 10 tons. It was one of the largest prehistoric mammals. It also, had the longest tusks of the ancient elephants, with some measuring over 14ft (5M) in length.
This primitive elephant ranged all over North America and Florida. It and the Imperial Mammoth were the two Mammoths found in Prehistoric Florida.
This Ice Age Elephant had flat teeth with ridges that were designed for grazing on plants and grasses in the grasslands and open savannas. They are closely related to the Asian or Indian Elephant. A dwarf Mammoth may have died as recent as 4 - 3.5 Thousand Years ago on Russia’s Wrangel Island.
Size: 2.90" L x 2.61" W x .99" Thickness
Price: out of stock
Item #: CM012