Presented here is a partial left mandible jaw with original teeth, from the extinct European Giant Deer Megaloceros giganteus (aka Irish Elk). The rare presence of the back part of the mandible bone with an intact ramus, condyle and mandibular foramen, makes this a great fossil for display or to reconstruct a jaw for a skull. Two of the PRIMARY molars are still embedded in the jaw, both with stunning light blue and black colors to contrast with the light chocolate hues of the bone. The bottom portion of the mandible bone is split off exposing the inside cavity. It is possible this happened in nature but it is also possible it is a result of prehistoric human butchering. This area would have the prized bone marrow that was sought after by Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon hunters of the Ice Age. Fine grade fossils of this massive beast are most difficult to find in today's market.
From an animal that is almost never found in private fossil collections or even public museums. This specimen would also make a great compliment to a primitive man stone tool and weapon collection as they lived alongside each other in prehistory at one point, and were hunted and revered by both Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man.
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