Tooth of a mammoth


One of Polotsk residents casually discovered a large stone in the sand, had been brought from a quarry in the Polotsk district. It turned out that the worker in his hands holds the tooth of a mammoth. The best place to store such an interesting item was selected Museum of Local Lore. History of its discovery Leonid Timoshenko told Scientific Staff, giving a tooth to the museum. Mammoths on the territory of Belarus became extinct more than 10 thousand years ago during the last glacial period. The reasons for their extinction is not known. It is believed that Stone Age man was one of the reasons. A modern man can only collect and study the remains of ancient giants.