The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) was a species of bear that lived in Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene and became extinct about 24,000 years ago during the Last Glacial Maximum. Both the word "cave" and the scientific name spelaeus are used because fossils of this species were mostly found in caves. This reflects the views of experts that cave bears may have spent more time in caves than the brown bear, which uses caves only for hibernation.
Cave Bear fossils are becoming scarce now, but I will try to keep my prices competitive to give you the best deal and quality pieces. Getting rarer to get hold of these fossils and prices are rising from suppliers because less are being found now.
Cave Bear Molar Teeth Various Molar teeth from Cave Bear. These are mostly found in Poland, but please see individual descriptions for more information as we sometimes have teeth from Hungary, Germany and Romania. All come boxed and labelled, ready for your collection. Or you can give them as a gift!
Cave Bear Bone Study Sets A selection of bones from different parts of the Cave Bear. These include Ribs, Vertebrae, finger and toe bones, Limb bones etc. All of these bones come from Romania, and originate from being extracted from deep in cave systems that have washed this material down over the many thousands of years. Most sets contain 10 bones and you get a great variety.
Cave Bear Vertebra These are Cave Bear Vertebra, the very back bone of the animal. More importantly, the vertebra and discs, protected the very delicate nerves and arteries from the brain into all areas of the body.
Cave Bear Finger & Toe bones Finger and toes (or Phalanges as biologists call them) are delicate, considering the animal they came from! These come boxed and labelled ready for your collection or for gifts. Most are from Poland but often we have these from other European localities.