Woolly Mammoth Tusk
Age - 20,000 - 60,000 Years Old
Discovered - Alaska
Measures - Right at 20 inches from the longest points.
Woolly mammoth ivory refers to the tusks of the now-extinct woolly mammoth, which lived during the Pleistocene epoch, between 2.5 million and 11,000 years ago. These magnificent creatures roamed the Earth for thousands of years before becoming extinct, and their ivory has become a valuable commodity in modern times.
One of the main reasons for the high demand for woolly mammoth ivory is its scarcity. Since the animals have been extinct for thousands of years, there is a limited supply of their ivory, making it highly sought after by collectors and artisans. Another reason for the popularity of woolly mammoth ivory is its unique texture and color. It has a distinctive, creamy color with natural grain patterns that vary from tusk to tusk, giving each piece a unique appearance.
Despite its beauty and rarity, the sale of ivory from living elephants is illegal in many countries due to concerns about animal welfare and conservation. However, since woolly mammoths are extinct, their ivory is considered a legal and ethical alternative to elephant ivory. Additionally, the use of woolly mammoth ivory supports the conservation of the species by providing an economic incentive to preserve the remains of these ancient creatures.
While woolly mammoth ivory has been used for centuries to create artwork and jewelry, the trade in mammoth ivory has recently come under scrutiny due to concerns about the impact of the ivory trade on modern-day elephants. Some argue that the demand for mammoth ivory is driving up the price of all types of ivory, making it more profitable for poachers to illegally hunt elephants. As a result, there is ongoing debate about the ethics of using woolly mammoth ivory, even though it is technically legal.
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SKU: Woolly Mammoth Tusk - $250