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Pleistocene (Ice Age) Deer Antler Fossil

Pleistocene (Ice Age) Deer Antler Fossil

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15,000-25,000 years ago, this white-tailed deer grazed on the Savannahs of what is now Western Kansas.

This is the fossilized remains of an antler. It is about 6.5" long and comes with the wood and metal stand it is shown with.

See below in the "History | Science" tab for more information.

History | Science

Many species of deer lived and died out during the Pleistocene period, including Europe's well-known Megaloceros and the North American Stag Moose, Cervalces Scotti. The deer these fossils are from is most likely a White-tailed Deer, which has the distinction of being the oldest species of deer still alive today. White-tailed fossils found in Florida date back 2.5 million years, but scientists estimate the species could be even older. For that reason, there is no way to accurately estimate the age of these fossils without scientific testing, but they are most likely between 15,000-25,000 years old.

During the Pleistocene, in what is now Kansas, the warm, shallow sea of the Cretaceous period had given way to savannah. Glaciers touched and receded from the uppermost part of the state. And animals such as camels, saber-toothed cats, ground sloths, mastodons were common residents during this time, along with animals we would recognize as the ancestors of today's North American animals, such as bison, deer, and horses. These fossils are primarily found in the Western part of the state.



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