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The bones at Banwell

The bones in the cave date from the Ice Age and are about 70,000 years old. They include bison, reindeer, scavenging wolves, arctic hares and foxes, red foxes, otters and an enormous species of brown bear much larger than those alive today.

University of London
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The bones at Banwell
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Mary Siraut