Decors Factors and Suggestions – These molars and leg bones are a fun and fascinating way to put natural décor on display in your home or office. The unique and intriguing shapes of woolly mammoth molars make them eye catching and memorizing. The deep and rich browns to black colors show the age and grand preservation of these fossil teeth. Woolly mammoth leg bones are considered some of the rarest fossils. This is due to the fact that many are not found complete, but rather in pieces. When a complete leg bone is found, it is a real gem.
Imagine having one of these massive leg bones or intricate molars on display in your home or office! The history represented in these pieces will make for interesting conversations over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. These natural art pieces are not only stunning, they are especially interesting. They will stand out, not only because of its size and shape, but because of their special historical stories.
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore – Woolly Mammoths are one of the most celebrated prehistoric animals, right up there with dinosaurs. Wooly mammoths coexisted with humans for thousands of years. It is estimated that the last woolly mammoth died around 4,000 years ago. Woolly mammoths were able to handle very cold arctic temperatures. The ears and tail of wooly mammoths were small compared to the rest of their bodies in order to conserve heat and avoid frost bite. Their ears were shaped similar to human ears and were about 15 inches long and 7 inches wide.
The Science of Woolly Mammoth Fossils – Fully grown woolly mammoths reached nine to eleven feet in height, while weighing around six tonnes. The massive size of these creatures means that they had strong bones. The ice that the bones were preserved in froze the bones. Because they were frozen in ice, the bones remained fully intact, unlike dinosaur fossils which were bones that turned into stone over time. Woolly mammoth’s molars were replaced six times over their life. The more times the wooly mammoth lost their molars, the larger they were. Woolly mammoths would have four molars at a time, two on the top jaw and two on the bottom.
Revealed by Man – Many woolly mammoths have been discovered in the permafrost of Northern Siberia and Alaska. These fossils have been found above the Arctic Circle, north of 60 degrees latitude. The ground is frozen to the depth of 1,500 feet in this area. Only in the summer do the top five feet of ice melt a little.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of woolly mammoth fossils and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Scottsdale (4168 N. Marshall Way), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.