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Mammoth Tooth Fragments, Slabs, and Full Teeth

Mammoth Tooth Fragments, Slabs, and Full Teeth

NEW! Polished Slabs and Full Teeth are coming to the site very soon!


A full-grown woolly mammoth, just one species of the genus Mammuthus, stood 10 to 12 feet (3 to 3.5 m) at the shoulder, with a shaggy coat of hair. The woolly mammoth's hair provided a substantial advantage in the struggle to stay warm.

Their high-crowned molars were pleated with ridges of enamel: somewhat similar to the dentition of the modern Asian elephant, but distinct from the fewer, diamond-shaped, enamel plates of the African elephant. The morphology of mammoth teeth and the distribution of mammoth remains suggests mammoths were predominantly grazers subsisting mainly upon grasses and sedges, a diverse biomass that the modern Arctic tundra doesn’t approach.

Above: A large, polished Doggerland mammoth slab nestled with a copy with Relics in the succulent landscape of the tundra.

The Woolly Mammoth Tooth specimens on this page come from a variety of locations around the world, including Alaska and the North Sea (also known as Doggerland).

  • FragmentsThis specimen is a larger fragment of a woolly mammoth tooth recovered during the preparation of the Fourth Edition. The tooth was recovered from the bottom of the North Sea in the area referred to as "Doggerland," which was once above water and was home to a rich steppe ecosystem during the Pleistocene. Each fragment is quite unique, varying in shape, color, and texture. The average size is 1-2cm in length. The item is housed in a glass-topped riker display box measuring 4x3x1 inches. A small information card will accompany the specimen that also serves as the certificate of authenticity.
  • Polished Slabs - New to the collection, these beautiful slabs are cross-sections of Alaskan Woolly Mammoth teeth. All slabs (and small blocks) are priced and sold individually. Polished slabs do not have display cases. Rather, they ship in sturdy cartons. They will include an individual certificate of authenticity.
  • Complete Teeth - From time to time, we will also make available complete teeth. Typically these come from the North Sea/Doggerland or Siberia. Each tooth is priced individually and the location will be noted. Complete teeth are much too large for any display case. Like the slabs, they ship in sturdy cartons. They will also include an individual certificate of authenticity. Note: Most teeth are sealed with penetrative stabilizers, so they will have a glossy surface. This is completely normal.

 

Above: A 2.75" Polished Block of Alaskan Woolly Mammoth Tooth with rare, blue Vivianite running throughout.

More About Doggerland and the Woolly Mammoth

"Doggerland was the real heartland of Europe until sea levels rose to give us the coastline of today." ~ Dr. Richard Bates, Geochemist, St. Andrews University

Above: Clement Reid's 1913 map of the "submerged forests" known then as the "Dogger Bank". Later, this region would be renamed "Doggerland" as science uncovered more of its ancient secrets.

Great Britain was not always an island. During the Pleistocene, it was the northwest peninsula of the European continent. Bounded to the north by steep walls of ice, the land between was home to a steppe ecosystem full of life. Now lost beneath the waves of the North Sea, this phantom countryside is known as Doggerland. The name for this land is borrowed from the Dogger Bank, a large sandbank that rises 20 meters (66 ft) from the seafloor and extends over 17,600 square kilometers (6,800 square miles). The region is now a fertile fishing ground that occasionally yields remains from a long-vanished world of Neanderthals and megafauna like the woolly mammoth.

Above: A complete Mammoth Tooth in hand with a rather nervous onlooker... but then again, maybe we should be the nervous ones.

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