Ice Age mammal expert to give talk about woolly mammoth
A RARE woolly mammoth skull will be reunited with one of its tusks after 50,000 years apart during a talk in South Cerney next week.
The skull, which was discovered through gravel extraction near Aston Keynes in 2005, is one of only two such complete skulls in Britain.
Although the skull and tusk were found at the same site, this will be the first time they have been brought together since the excavation and they will be the focus of a lecture given by Dr Katherine Scott, a renowned expert on Ice Age mammals.
Jill Bewley of Cotswold Water Park Trust said: "The Thames Valley has long been a rich source of fossils ranging in size from tiny ammonites and sharks’ teeth to huge mammoth tusks. Few of these fossils would ever have come to light if it were not for the gravel extraction."
The lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 7.30pm at the Gateway Centre in Spine Road in South Cerney. Tickets are priced at £6. For more information, contact the Cotswold Water Park Trust on 01793 752413.