Abgeschliffene Mammutstoßzähne aus dem Emschertal

Karl Brandt
Two fragments of mammoth tusks, found in a layer rich in bones of the River Emscher in the region of Herne and Gelsenkirchen-Buer, are described. The teeth show marks of scraping, obviously caused either by frozen snow or sand raking, the last being less probable. A third specimen is wedged towards its distal end, and it might have been shaped in this manner as a mammoth used it to dig out platroots or water. A...