Protected deep within the Late Pleistocene gravel beds of a river in Central Europe, this is a right partial maxilla of an extinct late Aurochs (Bos primigenius / taurus). The preservation is superb with all original molars still attached. This would make an impressive display Ice Age fossil or a valuable component to restore a skull as this anatomy is most often missing.
This fossil was found by a river dredge removing deep gravel deposits also producing fossils of Woolly Rhinoceros, Woolly Mammoth, Megaloceros, Bison and other extinct Ice Age beasts. The late Aurochs was a reduced animal compared to the earlier form with much broader horns and larger proportions. Treated with a clear preservative to stabilize and protect. NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION.
A great compliment to a primitive man stone tool and weapon collection as these animals lived alongside humans, played a vital role for resources in human survival during the last Ice Age and were hunted / revered by both Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man.