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Rare Ice Age Cave Bear Skeleton


This Ice Age cave bear skeleton, believed to be from the species Ursus spelaeus, is an incredible relic of Prehistoric times. Measuring over eight feet tall, this enormous bear almost certainly hailed from the Ural Mountains of Russia and was one of the most fearsome land animals of the Pleistocene Age. The largest of all the great bears, this now-extinct species was both worshipped and hunted by Prehistoric man. Mounted in the attack position, this beautifully preserved skeleton perfectly conveys the incredible size and massive strength of this animal. Cave bear skeletons were first described in 1774 by Johann Friedrich Esper in his book Newly Discovered Zeolites of Unknown Four Footed Animals. The largest of all the great bears, the cave bear is believed to have been both an object of worship and the chief animal hunted by Prehistoric man. Caves once inhabited by Neanderthals have been found containing cave bear skulls set upon rock altars and arranged in Formations, often joined by carefully placed teeth and bones. As most of the relics from these caves have been removed, to find a skeleton in such excellent condition is extremely rare,  circa 150,000 B.C.E. Measures: 97 1/2” high.


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    15th Century and Earlier
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    H 98 in. x W 35 in. x D 55 in.H 248.92 cm x W 88.9 cm x D 139.7 cm
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    New Orleans, LA
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