Stone Age mammoth tooth
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What is it?
This tooth once belonged to a woolly mammoth that roamed in the London area during the Palaeolithic period, around 200,000 BC.
Other animal bones found in London include those from cave lions, straight tusked elephants and woolly rhinoceros!
What do you think?
- What do you think the mammoth tooth might feel like?
- Why did prehistoric people hunt mammoths?
- Why do you think mammoths became extinct?
Object ID number: SC155
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