Ancient Eastern Europe, Pleistocene epoch, ca. 1.2 million to 24,000 years ago; Ancient North Africa, Morocco, late-Cretaceous period, ca. 70 to 66 million years ago. A lovely group of five prehistoric teeth that have undergone fossilization. First, a mosasaurus tooth with a pronounced tooth edge in gradating hues of cream to toffee; it has a chalky stone 'root' which holds it in place. Next are four ancient cave bear teeth with enamel in hues of cream and orange; lovely dark veining runs throughout the exterior, and two of four teeth have chipped tips which expose the interior dentine composition. Each tooth is encased in a thin stone shaft, though the hollow root area of the largest is exposed. Size of mosasaur tooth: 1.125" L (2.9 cm), and 3.75" L (9.5 cm) with stone root; size of largest cave bear tooth: 1.875" L (4.8 cm), and 3.5" L (8.9 cm) with stone root.
Provenance: private Vaught collection, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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