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Mammoth teeth unearthed in Cambridgeshire by staff from Fossils Galore in March

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Rare bones believed to be up to 250,000 years old have been uncovered at a site in Cambridgeshire.

Jamie Jordan with the woolly mammoth tooth. (5170848)
Jamie Jordan with the woolly mammoth tooth. (5170848)

A neck bone belonging to a woolly rhino was found in a gravel extraction site along with a whole tooth and another partial tooth, both from a woolly mammoth.

Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan, who was called out to the secret location to help unearth the finds, said they are quite rare specimens, dating back to the last Ice Age, which ended 250,000 years ago.

A bone from a woolly rhino. (5170850)
A bone from a woolly rhino. (5170850)


“The people working at the site found the whole tooth, so called us out and then we uncovered the partial one – they’re quite large. The whole one is about a foot long,” said Jamie, who runs Fossils Galore, in March.

“To find a specimen like this is quite rare, although it’s not uncommon as a number of bones were uncovered last month where work is ongoing along the A14 road.”

Jamie, who last year found a complete iguanodon skeleton at a Surrey quarry which he is still excavating from blocks of siderite, hopes this latest site may yield more finds and is awaiting authorisation to continue the hunt.

The woolly mammoth and rhino relics are now at Fossils Galore where visitors can watch them being prepared for display.

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