Above Image by Mauricio Anton.Entire category devoted to the beautiful Mammal that once walked the Earth, and its ever popular relatives too, also no longer with us. Such a shame, as these creatures were so peaceful and gentle (well, all except during the mating season - but then they are not unlike humans really as we are all animals!) Territorial, proud animals, and good parents, we might find some good qualities in the Elephants relatives that would make us humans more civilised.
Ice Age mammal remains are quite common to find in the North Sea, but some of them extremely Rare, such as Hippo and Big Cat (Feline) material. As such, these creatures were also part of the same environment as the Mammoths and no doubt the problems that caused the extinction processes had a drastic effect on many species at that time. Siberian mammal fossils however, are rare to find and there is only a small window of opportunity to find them. This is mostly weather related, but also logistics mean that it requires long journeys and the need to take everything you need with you which makes expeditions long and costly.
Mammoth Hair and Tusk Gift Sets Clumps of hair are found within blocks of permafrost, ice and snow. When the thaw season comes for just a few weeks every year this is when the hair and other remains are discovered. The Hair belongs to Mammuthus primigenius (Woolly Mammoth). Found at Tamiyr, Siberia, Russia and dated to anything from 10,000 yrs to 1.8 Million years old (Pleistocene times). In with the hair you will often find pieces of grass, moss and soil all from the time when the mammoth was living its life.
Box sizes are 8.0cm x 5.5cm. Some have deeper boxes because the tusk is more chunky in size. Mammoth Hair from Siberia, and a section of tusk from Siberia. These make excellent gifts for all ages.
Mammoth Tusk Fossils from Siberian Permafrost Fossilised Tusk bark sections (outer layer of the tusk) from a Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) Its dated to around 30,000 years old (Devensian stage). We also have secured a good supply of Siberian Mammoth tusk sections from the Permafrost deposits. This material is hard and ideal for carving and knife handles. It is normally more expensive than the north sea type because less of it is found due to an extremely short season of opportunity for collecting. This is over 30,000 years old. No where near as common as other tusk mammoth fossils.
In this section you will find Collector Quality fossils as well as the standard sections of tusk (often use for carving), and these, although more expensive, are the perfect gift for those who want the very best display items.