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    ANCIENT WALRUS SKULL
    Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus
    This complete and impressive skull was dug up from a depth of 8 to 14 feet at Northeast Point on Saint Paul Island, Alaska, a part of the Pribilof Island Group, by R.E. Edberg II, during the spring of 1936. The long passage of time during which it was buried at such a depth has imparted a rich cream and light brown color to the tusks, teeth and skull; a researcher of Marine Mammals from the Chicago Field Museum, C.J. Albrecht, estimated this skull to be 2000 years old based on his knowledge of when Walrus last inhabited the Island. This large Bull Walrus skull is one of the finest examples of its kind ever found and measures 18 x 12½ x 9¾ inches, raised to an overall height of 33¾ inches on a wooden display stand. The tusks themselves measure 28 x 27¾ inches long and are 7 1/8 inches around each base.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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