Mammoth tooth

Mammoth Molar

Huge relatives of elephants, mammoths roamed southern England and western Europe at the same time as rhinoceroses. During ice ages, they may have crossed a dry ‘English Channel’. Mammoth and elephant teeth are very distinctive in that they are composed of a series of folded sections forming the root with a massive, crushing surface on the other side (as shown).

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Common name

Mammoth tooth

Scientific name

Elephas

Type

Vertebrates > Mammals


Strata

Pleistocene

Time period

Quaternary

Age

1 million years

Where found

Blandford

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11670