This is an interesting, 3.9" section of a Columbia Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) molar collected from a river in South Carolina. One surface has been polished revealing the the unique inner detail of the tooth. Comes with an acrylic display stand.
While finding complete mammoth molars in these rivers are rare, finding fragmented or partial molars are much more common. They are collected by divers who are searching primarily for Megalodon
shark teeth that have eroded our of the rocks and can be found along the river bottoms.
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.