A schoolboy has discovered a tooth of a woolly mammoth on the beach in Bridlington.
Ten-year-old Jayden Clark found the massive molar on south beach after visiting the sands on a trip with Burlington Junior school.
The tooth was verified by experts at Scarborough, who were by coincidence holding a Fossil Festival in the town.
An expert from Leicester University confirmed it was mammoth tooth with part of the jaw-bone attached and it was estimated to be up to 2.5 million years old.
Jayden said; “It was amazing to get the tooth….I am very proud of it and I want to get it preserved and make it a family heirloom.”
“All the other pupils said it was really good.” added Jayden.
The tooth is though to date from the Pleistocene period, which covered the last Ice Age. It was identified as a juvenile mammoth tooth and part of six sets of teeth.
Mammoths became extinct around 4,000 years ago with many finds reported in Siberia where frozen remains have been discovered on a number of occasions.