3.4" Polished Mammoth Molar Section - South Carolina

This is a gorgeous, 3.4" long, polished section of a Columbia Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) molar collected from the coastal region of South Carolina. It has been sliced on and highly polished on one side to a mirror like finish. Really an interesting piece. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

It was collected from a river in South Carolina. While finding complete mammoth molars in these rivers is rare, finding partial or fragmented molars is not uncommon. These partial mammoth molars are collected by divers who are primarily looking for Megalodon teeth on the river bottom. Slicing them so you can see a cross-section makes for a unique view of the fossil.

The Columbian mammoth was one of the last members of the American megafauna to go extinct, with the date of disappearance generally set at approximately 12,500 years ago. The Columbian mammoth was a savanna and grassland inhabitant, similar to the modern African elephant. Large males ranged grew to about 4 meters long and weighed up to 7 tons with tusks that could grow up to 4.25 meters long.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mammuthus columbi
LOCATION
River in South Carolina
SIZE
3.4 x 2.8", up to 1.1" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#106410
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