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Lot 0260
A nice European Ice Age Steppe Wisent (Bison) fossil skull, sp. Bison priscus, Pleistocene, c. 250,000 - 10,000 years ago, Rhine River, Germany. This amazingly well-preserved and large fossil skull is of the massive European Steppe Bison, aka Steppe Wisent. It is important to emphasize that this example is of European Ice Age origin, not one of the many American bison skulls that are often available on the market, and a true fossil from the days of Europe's last Ice Age when Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon Man hunted these beasts. The bone preservation and detail is exceptional on this example, and the light, highly aesthetic color is a result of this well-preserved example being buried deep in a protective layer of gravel. This is an extremely impressive skull from one of the key beasts to human survival in Europe's final Ice Age, with no repair or restoration. 36 inches from tip to tip of the horns. Ex Dutch private collection.

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European Ice Age Steppe Wisent (Bison) fossil skull

Estimate $5,000 - $6,000Aug 03