Woolly Mammoth Tusks


Emma Groeneveld
published on 09 January 2018

Tusks of a woolly mammoth found in Alaska and usually residing at the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks, although when (and where) this picture was taken in December 2017 it was on loan at the Australian Museum in Sydney. It came with the following information:

Compared to elephant tusks, woolly mammoth tusks are larger and more spiral in form. The largest woolly mammoth tusks come from adult males and measure 8 to 9 feet [c. 2,6 meters, red.] in length. The two on display here measure about 7 feet [c. 2 meters] long, half the size of the world record woolly mammoth tusk–a whopping 14 feet [c. 4,3 meters] long!

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About the Author

Emma Groeneveld
Emma Groeneveld studied History & Ancient History, focusing on topics such as Herodotus and the juicy politics of ancient courts. Since the conclusion of her studies in 2015, she has been spending more and more time on her obsession with prehistory.

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