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
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
Banwell Bear
Simple Name
animal remains
Period Classification
Palaeolithic (700,000-10,000 BC)
Production Date
80,000 BP (about)
Material
animal remains
Collector / Excavator
William Beard
Collection Site Name
Banwell Bone Cave
Collection Parish
Banwell
Collection Town
Banwell
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
Chordata
Family
Ursidae
Genus
Ursus
Species
spelaeus

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