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Mystery over tusks found by UK fishermen

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

A lobster fisherman believes he may have discovered a pair of mammoth tusks off the Kent coast.

The tusks were discovered by Barry Mount off Herne Bay, when an extremely low tide allowed him to walk 0.75 miles out to explore the seabed.

He said he believed the tusks once belonged to a mammoth.

Professor Adrian Lister, palaeontology merit researcher at the Natural History Museum, said they were more likely to have come from an elephant.

He described them as a "remarkable find".

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-kent-21535616

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

Wow a matching pair of tusks. Hope  they are mammoth tucks.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

very nice....but i was hoping to hear about some Big Mammoth which is bigger or at least equal to Paraceratherium.Hmm..I wish someday i will hear a news like that.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:30 PM

Could be a part of a poachers hoard.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

I don't see what the mystery is.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

Great find.they are awesome.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 23 February 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

I don't see what the mystery is.

"He said it was probably more likely they were modern as they were so well-preserved, and could perhaps be part of a cargo of African or Asian elephant tusks".

The mystery: were it mammoth tusks or modern elephant tusks.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 24 February 2013 - 05:09 AM, said:

"He said it was probably more likely they were modern as they were so well-preserved, and could perhaps be part of a cargo of African or Asian elephant tusks".

The mystery: were it mammoth tusks or modern elephant tusks.

By the way they look clean cut on the bottoms , my guess is that they are elephant ....


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Edited by tipotep, 25 February 2013 - 12:21 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

What a stroke of luck!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

View PostSameerPrehistorica, on 22 February 2013 - 06:12 PM, said:

very nice....but i was hoping to hear about some Big Mammoth which is bigger or at least equal to Paraceratherium.Hmm..I wish someday i will hear a news like that.

That must be the Mammuthus Sungari:

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http://en.wikipedia....mmuthus_sungari





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