Cave bear tooth

Kent’s Cavern is a natural system of caves near Torquay. It was called Kent’s Hole until 1865. Excavations revealed ice-age creatures, and some of the earliest human remains and stone tools in the country. Fossil remains date to the Pleistocene 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. During the last Ice Age red sediments called 'cave earth' flowed into the cave. They covered earlier layers of crystalline stalagmites, breccia and animal remains. When archaeologists excavated, they found the cave earth to be rich in human and animal bones.

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Accession Loan No.
Fos21
Collection Class
Fossils
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
cave bear tooth
Simple Name
fossil: cave bear
Period Classification
Pleistocene (2.6 mya - 10,000 years)
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URSIDAE: Ursus spelaeus Rosenmüller: cave bear