Cave Bear Tooth Fossil


A large, elongated tooth fossil from a cave bear. This specimen also has some of the tooth root still attached, which is reasonably rare to find. The tooth is believed to be from a cave bear, and is thought to be around 1 million years old. This item was found in France.

Date: 1 million years old
Period: Pleistocene Period, Cenozoic Era
Provenance: From a Surrey gentleman's collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990's onward.
Condition: Good condition - there are some chips and earthly encrustations.


SKU: AF-19 Category: Tag:

Cave bears – formally referred to as Ursus spelaeus – became extinct around 25,000 years ago. There is much debate as to why this extinction occurred – climate change, and human hunting have both been posited as potential causes.

The species were given the name ‘cave bear’ largely due to the location of their remains: the vast majority of their fossils have been found in caves. In comparison to their modern-day cousins, cave bears, as the name suggests, spent far more time living within caves. They did not just use them to hibernate in.

Weight 160 g
Dimensions W 3.5 x H 11.5 cm


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