fossilised bone (fossil: bone)


63 fragments of subfossil bone which may fit together. These bones were found when the Honiton Bypass was constructed in 1968 and donated to the museum by the Ministry of Transport. In the Pleistocene the land here was marshy and straight-tusked elephant and hippo lived in the area. The remains found when the bypass was made are mainly of young or old animals and it is thought that these weaker individuals became stuck in the marsh and died. It is not know to which species these bones belong.

This object is not on display.

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