Mammoth Tusk

Substantial portion of ancient elephant tusk. Order proboscidae; sub-order (probably) mammothus. Excavated from Folkestone Bed (thus lower cretaceous) Not investigated. Formerly owned by Otford and District Archaeological Group (c1970) and then Otford Heritage Centre (1999)

Item Features

Object Number T-120221-01
Number of objects 1
Alternative marking None
Place of Discovery Former Sevenoaks gravel pit, now a lake on Kent Wildlife Trust, Sevenoaks Wildfowl Trust
Date of discovery 01/01/1930
Significance to the collection High. A major display object from the local geological past
Height 60 mm
Length / Depth 600 mm
Completeness Basal portion (sawn prior to acquisition)
Maker Natural
Year of Manufacture or Origin 1000 BC
Date Acquired 13/09/2020
Significance to the Collection High. A major display object from the local geological past
Object Owner APCT