Mammoth Tusk

Object ID: T-1220020-0

Description

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)

Details

  • Number of objects: 1
  • Alternative Marking: None
  • Height: 60mm
  • Length / Depth: 600mm
  • Completeness: Basal portion (sawn prior to acquisition)
  • Maker: Natural
  • Year of Manufacture or Origin: 1000 BC
  • Date of Discovery: 01/01/1930
  • Place of Discovery: Former Sevenoaks gravel pit, now a lake on Kent Wildlife Trust, Sevenoaks Wildfowl Trust
  • Date Acquired: 14/09/2020
  • Significance to The Collection: High, A major display object from the local geological past