This is a large and complete, well-preserved cervical neck fossil vertebra from one of the most famous beasts of the last Ice Age - the Woolly Rhinoceros, known scientifically as Coelodonta antiquitatis. It was collected during fishing operations, from the Ice Age fossil-bearing Doggerland ocean floor sediments of the southern North Sea. It was treated with PVA by the original collector years ago, to stabilize the bone, hence the glossy sheen. It is one of the most complete, large Woolly Rhinoceros cervical vertebrae fossils we have ever offered with only a tiny portion of some tips of the processes missing. The rare white color is a result of this bone being buried deep in clay at the bottom of the sea, protected from the ravages of the marine environment until it was caught in a fishing trawler net dragging the bottom sediments.
Woolly Rhinoceros fossils are far less abundant than other Ice Age beasts such as Woolly Mammoth. This vertebra is INTACT and with NO REPAIR AND NO RESTORATION. A highly recommended fossil from one of Europe's classic beasts of the Ice Age!
This fossil would also make a great compliment to a primitive man stone tool and weapon collection as they lived alongside each other at one point in history and were hunted and revered by both Neanderthal man and Cro-Magnon man.