Sunday, 13 October 2013
It was life Jim, but not as we know it!
At that point in time the rock in which is embedded would have been somewhat nearer the equator under a warm tropical sea. Europe and North America were joined forming the continent of Laurasia. The earliest mammals were evolving on land.
The detail visible on the tooth is quite remarkable, it is possible to see different patterns of wear on the striations on opposite sides of the tooth, and internally the enamel is clearly differentiated from the core of the tooth, together with what looks like a perfectly circular nerve canal.