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PALEO DIRECT FOSSILS & ARTIFACTS

MAMMOTH TUSKS

Mammoth Tusks

PLEISTOCENE PERIOD:  150,000 - 20,000 years ago

Fossil tusks from the Woolly Mammoth are one of the most popular large display fossils of any collection.  Even the casual observer recognizes this type of fossil and the value and appreciation of a COMPLETE fossil ivory tusk from the great Woolly Mammoth has garnered international appeal and awe.  The famous Wooly 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.    The lore of Cave Paintings and Neanderthal hunting parties are embodied in the magnificence and power of a genuine fossil mammoth tusk of Europe's final Ice Age where the Woolly Mammoth ruled the frozen tundra.

We sell only mammoth tusks from Europe, not Alaska or Siberia (Russia), which are both, far more common.  Due to the recent era of intense gold mining and prospecting in Alaska, many fossil tusks are being uncovered.  The problem with Alaskan tusks on the market is that they are often fresh discoveries and not properly dried.  The majority are actually, still wet in the core which takes years to fully dry and cure.  If the tusk is not dried and stabilized for at least 3-4 years since pulled from the ground, it will often split and crack over time.  This is the same for Siberian mammoth tusks. 

Siberian tusks are so common that they are typically priced by weight instead of the individual merit of the specimen because of the huge quantity of Siberian tusks available.  They are like a commodity, not a rarity.   True European Woolly mammoth fossils are far more scarce and rarer than Alaskan or Siberian fossils and fetch higher market prices because of their European provenance.

All our tusks are from old European collections and have been out of the water for at least 15 years or more.  They have been further dried in an extreme dehumidified environment and stabilized by us in our lab.  Our mammoth tusks are guaranteed not to fall apart or severely split like Alaskan or Siberian tusks may if not subjected to such drying and treatment method.

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MAMMOTH TUSKS

Mammoth Tusks

PLEISTOCENE PERIOD:  150,000 - 20,000 years ago

Fossil tusks from the Woolly Mammoth are one of the most popular large display fossils of any collection.  Even the casual observer recognizes this type of fossil and the value and appreciation of a COMPLETE fossil ivory tusk from the great Woolly Mammoth has garnered international appeal and awe.  The famous Wooly 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.    The lore of Cave Paintings and Neanderthal hunting parties are embodied in the magnificence and power of a genuine fossil mammoth tusk of Europe's final Ice Age where the Woolly Mammoth ruled the frozen tundra.

We sell only mammoth tusks from Europe, not Alaska or Siberia (Russia), which are both, far more common.  Due to the recent era of intense gold mining and prospecting in Alaska, many fossil tusks are being uncovered.  The problem with Alaskan tusks on the market is that they are often fresh discoveries and not properly dried.  The majority are actually, still wet in the core which takes years to fully dry and cure.  If the tusk is not dried and stabilized for at least 3-4 years since pulled from the ground, it will often split and crack over time.  This is the same for Siberian mammoth tusks. 

Siberian tusks are so common that they are typically priced by weight instead of the individual merit of the specimen because of the huge quantity of Siberian tusks available.  They are like a commodity, not a rarity.   True European Woolly mammoth fossils are far more scarce and rarer than Alaskan or Siberian fossils and fetch higher market prices because of their European provenance.

All our tusks are from old European collections and have been out of the water for at least 15 years or more.  They have been further dried in an extreme dehumidified environment and stabilized by us in our lab.  Our mammoth tusks are guaranteed not to fall apart or severely split like Alaskan or Siberian tusks may if not subjected to such drying and treatment method.