Bone find of a forest elephant

On the 8. June 1987 encountered excavator drivers at Gröbern mine Bones of an 100.000 year old forest elephant, which are shown in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle. 

When the bones in the lignite mine were dug up, fell other stone tools on. After the find was examined, the evidence for the Presence of man at this point.

The State Museum in Halle shows the results of the excavation as well as a life-size reconstruction of a forest elephant with the impressive collection of finds. Possible scenarios that led to the death of the forest elephant are also discussed in the museum.

Source: State Museum of Prehistory

State Museum of Prehistory

(State Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology)

Richard-Wagner-Straße 9
06114 Halle (Saale)

Phone: + 49 (0) 345 5247-580
Fax: + 49 (0) 345 5247-351

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday:
9.00 - 17.00 clock

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays:
10.00 - 18.00 clock

by appointment only

December 24th and 31.12st closed