Ice Age Walrus Skull (Natural Mortality)

Ice Age Walrus Skull (Natural Mortality)

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Quick Overview

Specimen height: ~ 26 "tall
Specimen depth: (rear crainium - front tusk bend) ~ 14"
Specimen Width: ~ 14"

Tusk Dimension: ~ 16" long
Weight (w/ display stand) ~ 30 pounds
Location: Saboonga, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska
Age: ~ 35,000 BP


More Information:

This fossilized, female Walrus specimen would fit nicely into anyone's collection or museum, for that matter.

These bizarre looking creatures are extremely rare and continue to skyrocket in value. So, although this specimen is of a higher price point in comparison to most of our material, it's still an exceptional value, and without a doubt, a showpiece. 

The weight and mineralization color are excellent indicators that this specimen and the other we were fortunate enough to offer are older than most on the market, with the permineralization transforming this skull to golden brown color.

***Most fossilized  Walrus specimens are normally discovered in burial pits. However, this specimen was found outside a pit, with its rear cranium intact. Therefore its mortality appears to be natural and not hunted by man.***

The tusks are pristine, displaying golden to deep brown, intermixed coloration. The specimen is toothless which not uncommon, while still being a simply magnificent specimen without. The custom built support stand of course comes with the specimen, and displays the piece perfectly. 

Although shipping is free, (If time allows) we will hand deliver this specimen, if you are within an 6 hour driving range from Chicago.

When ancient Eskimo hunting parties would gather for their annual hunts, after cleaning their prey they would then bury the remains of their hunt in large pits. This was of course done for sanitary reasons, but it also to helped thwart other dangerous predators (particularly polar bears) from being attracted to the scent of the kill. Now, thousands of years later, the relatives of those ancient ancestral, Eskimo Hunters have realized the importance of discovering these ancient Walrus burying pits. They are now uncovering and preparing the fossilized remains of these unusual creatures in the forms of artifacts and bone carvings.

***As stated above, this specimen was not found in a burial pit.***