video of giant elephant tusk lifted from cliffs
impression of elephant, courtesy of the Norfolk
oldest and most complete fossil elephant skeleton ever found
in Britain was discovered in Norfolk in 1990.
at West Runton near Cromer had revealed bones and a full excavation
took place in 1995. The
giant elephant was an early type of mammoth -
more than 600,000 years ago, stood about four metres at the
shoulder, and at 10 tonnes would have been nearly twice the
weight of a modern African elephant.
skeleton is now in the hands of the Norfolk Museum and Archaeology
the skeleton is currently in storage, but you can see an exhibition
about this extraordinary find at Cromer Museum.
Cromer NR27 9HB
t: 01263 513543.
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