Mammoth tibia fragment
This mineralised animal bone with concretions was discovered in aggregates at Cemex’s Northfleet Wharf, Kent and probably derives from South Coast dredging operations. It is a fragment of a limb bone shaft, possibly a tibia, belonging to a large mammal. The morphology indicates it is most likely a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius), which lived 350,000 to 10,000 years ago in the UK. The bone was reported via the Marine Aggregate Industry Protocol for the Reporting of Finds of Archaeological Interest. For more details about the Protocol visit the website or Facebook.
Photogrammetry by Kenneth Lymer