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March man excavates 400,000 year-old mammoth tusk at quarry

A giant mammoth tusk measuring more than a metre in length, and thought to be 400,000 years old, has been found in a Cambridgeshire quarry.

The prehistoric artefact was uncovered by a digger driver and is believed to belong to a Southern Mammoth (Mammuthus meridionalis) – a larger relative of the Woolly Mammoth.

Palaeontologist Jamie Jordan who was called in to excavate the remains says the fossil will be a huge help in understanding more about life in Ice Age Britain.

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