12 Giant Deer from the Ice Age


This skeleton of a giant deer from the Ice Age comes from a bog in Ireland. Giant deer had a wide distribution area in Europe during the last Ice Ages and to some extent also during the interglacials. Giant deer stood up to 2.10 m tall at the shoulders. Its most distinctive features, however, were its mighty antlers. The antlers of the deer on display measure 2.40 m from tip to tip; yet the antler spread of full-grown animals is known to have reached 4 meters. The last European giant deer lived 7000 years ago in Ireland.

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Giant Deer (Skeleton)

Age: 10.000 v. Chr. Palaeolithic period

Material: Animal Bones

Location: Ireland