Fossil Walrus Juvenile Tusk 47
Fossil Walrus Juvenile ( immature tusk )Tusk- 1 "- 2 1/8" " wide at base x 8 3/4” long. A rare beauty perfect for small knife handles, pens, jewelry or display- Beautiful exterior coloration. Hollow goes up approx. 2 1/2". Outstanding specimen-
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Excavated on St. Lawrence Island by Eskimo people known as Siberian Yupik. For over 5,000 years the Yupiks had villages along the Bering Sea and fashioned sled runners, net weights, chopping tools and other utensils out of readily available ivory. That ivory became hidden from the world for centuries, when it was discarded in the village middens (dumps) along with tusks and bones of walrus, whales and seals. Only now is that ancient ivory being unearthed, excavated by the descendants of the primitive Yupiks that worked it.