Mammoth Ivory

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It is natural to look for information about mammoth ivory and how it is procured. Well the fact is that woolly mammoths had long tusks (now considered ivory) which were more curved than the tusks of modern elephants. Male tusks were larger and female tusks were thinner and smaller. The envelopes on the tusks were spaced closely and parallel The tusks grew in different directions from the base and continued to grow in a curve until the ivory tips pointed each other. Mammoth ivory tusks are asymmetrical and show considerable variation; some of these tusks curve down instead of outward while some are shorter because they broke. Check the exclusive collection of mammoth ivory carvings.

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