Woolly Mammoth Vertebra (25 cm) - North Sea - Pleistocene
Nice large Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) lumbal vertebra, dates to the Pleistocene Epoch. Treated with acetone / adhesive for longevity.
The vertebrae are found in the North Sea, more of less half way between Ijmuiden (in the Netherlands) and Lowestoft in East Anglia (UK), the find area is called the Brown Bank which is approximately 30 meters deep. They are found by fishermen who are dredging for flatfish and this particular fossil was purchased directly from one of those fishermen in order to keep the price low.