Mammoth Bone Bead Necklace


A restrung necklace of spherical mammoth bone beads. Each bead has been made to show the many variations of colour and pattern within the bone. The beads range in hue from dark, yellow ochre, dusky grey and mottled white.

Designed to be worn over the head. Multiples are available and are formed in the same way, with slight variations in colour and pattern.

Date: Circa 110,000-12,000 years BP
Period: Devensian
Provenance: From the property of a London gentleman; formerly in a UK collection, acquired in the 1990s
Condition: Fine condition


SKU: AH-602 Categories: ,

The Devension period is the term given to the last extensive glacial period that covered the Earth by British geologists. Geologists from other countries label the glacial period differently. Devension derives its name from the Latin ‘Devenses’, translated as ‘those living by the Dee’. The Dee is a river in Wales where earthly deposits from the glacial period are particularly evident.


Weight 149 g
Dimensions L 32 cm

Time Period

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