Sharks have inhabited the world’s waters for 400 million years. A remarkable thought, given the fine preservation of their teeth in fossil form to this day. For these impressive remnants of pre-history we have to thank sandy sediment, which covered the teeth after the death of the shark, thereby preventing oxygen and destructive bacteria from reaching them. The fossilisation process then took place over a course of 10,000 years, as minerals in the sediment gradually replaced each tooth’s original dentine and enamel.
Large Megalodon Tooth Fossil
A fine large megalodon tooth distinguishable by its wide bourlette and regular serrations. The tooth displays some faint, white marbling on the reverse, along with some minor earthly encrustations.
Period: Eocene period
Provenance: From a Surrey gentleman's collection (DG), purchased on the London Art Market from an ADA member, formed 1990's onward.
Condition: Excellent Condition. There are some very minor earthly encrustations - see photos for further clarification.