Banwell Bear

Description
This is the skull of the •Banwell Bearê. In life the animal stood about 2.5 metres tall and was a hunter-killer. Bison and reindeer provided the perfect diet to satisfy its huge appetite. This skull is about 80,000 years old.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 40/1995/654
Simple Name
animal remains
Collector / Excavator
William Beard
Collection Country
England
Common Name
Banwell Bear
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Species
spelaeus
Phylum
Chordata
Material
animal remains
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (700,000-10,000 BC)
Collection Class
Fossils
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production Date
80,000 BP (about)
Collection Parish
Banwell
Collection Town
Banwell
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Site Name
Banwell Bone Cave
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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