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Barnstaple's ancient elephant to be reunited with its teeth




2009-02-12 - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
N 1845 shards of tusk and teeth from the straight-tusked elephant, which became extinct between 100,000 and 400,000 years ago, were found in a field where Summerland Street, Barnstaple, now stands. Some of the remains are in the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon but the teeth were sold on privately. Now Barnstaple town councillor Simon Harvey wants to reunite the remains for Elephant Day, an event first staged last year to mark the unusual 19th century find. The teeth are now held at the Natu...



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