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Simon C of Chalkwell
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Elbert
Hello, this is a molar; from either sheep/goat or small bovine( cow).

greets, Bert
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Simon C of Chalkwell
Thank you - I should have added I found it at low tide in the Thames Estuary just off Chalkwell in Essex.  Any idea how old it might be?
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Simon C of Chalkwell
Could it be an Auroch molar?
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Elbert
Hello, no it is to small for Auroch. If you want to know if it is a realy old one, then heat the root with a flame for 10 seconds; if it starts smelling bad( smell like when at dentist) it is a recent tooth. If it does not smell at all, it is mineralizes and very old.
Let us know what you find out, ok?

greets, Bert
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Simon C of Chalkwell
Hi Bert

I heated the end of a root.  No smell bu the flame has blackened the end slightly.  Interested to learn anything else you can tell me.  Thanks again.  

Simon
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Elbert
Hello, if it does not smell, the tooth is mineralized and therefore very old, probably ice age, likely from an interstadial (between cold periods).
I am no ice age specialist, but know that your molar can be as old as half a million years.

greets Bert
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