Fossil Cave Bear Tooth

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SKU: FO-SL0010

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FOSSIL CAVE BEAR TOOTH - URSUS SPELAEUS

THE SCIENCE

The cave bear, Ursus spelaeus, was a very large species of bear common in Europe during the Pleistocene and extinct by the beginning of the Last Glacial Maximum about 25,000 years ago. The cave bear's range stretched widely across Europe, and undisturbed caves often contain their remains. Their occurrence in known sites of early human art, such as Chauvet and Lascaux, helped to associate them with Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons, an idea further popularized by Jean M. Auel's 1980 novel Clan of the Cave Bear.

THE STORY

Death during hibernation was a common end for the cave bear, and while sheltered from the elements, its bones were often attacked and disarticulated by cave hyenas and other scavengers. Recent reassessment of fossils suggest the cave bear may have died out some 27,000 years ago. Though the reason is still disputed, the timing suggests that habitat loss due to climate change may have been responsible.

This is a natural product with natural variations. Your item will resemble the pictured example.

SKU: FO-SL0010
Dimensions: Large Molar: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 0.75"H
Small Molar: 1"L x 0.75"W x 1.125"H
Incisor: 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.2"
Scientific Name: Ursus spelaeus
Origin: Romania
Period: Pleistocene
Age: 25,000 Years Old
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Color:
Yellow
Color:
Orange
Origin:
Europe
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