This rare fossil is from Europe, was legally exported from Europe and can be legally shipped to any country. It was not illegally exported out of Russian (Siberia) as ALL Russian / Siberian Ice Age fossils are. Shipping Siberian fossils across country borders risks seizure of the shipment without reimbursement. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3757538/Photographs-reveal-illegal-mining-selling-woolly-mammoth-tusks-Russia.html
This is a AXIS vertebra from a EUROPEAN Woolly mammoth, Mammuthus primigenius, of the last Ice Age. In an entire mammoth skeleton, there is only ONE of these vertebrae. This vertebra, along with the ATLAS vertebra, fit together behind the skull and supported the skull at the top of the spinal column. This vertebra is UNBROKEN. It has an unbroken partial dorsal process and a complete spinal canal, intact. Bone color and preservation are excellent and very dense.
WOOLLY MAMMOTH FOSSILS are a popular display fossil of any collection. The famous Woolly mammoth can be considered the mascot animal of the Earth's final Ice Age and this massive beast most certainly gained respect to all that got in its way including both Neanderthals and modern humans.
ALL our Woolly Mammoth fossils are dried for at least THREE YEARS in a dehumidified environment prior to selling, to ensure against splitting. They are then chemically treated in multiple steps with proprietary hardeners to protect their intact nature. We guarantee your fossil will not split or fall apart. If you purchase a Woolly Mammoth fossil from ANY SOURCE without the supplier performing this lengthy drying process and treatment, cracks will likely form and grow. Fossils found in water or a wet environment take a very long time for the core to fully dry.