On 14th February 2013 at Hampton, there was a very low tide. Barry Mount, a Herne Bay fisherman had walked three-quarters of a mile out to sea looking for lobsters when he found a pair of tusks lying on the sand. An expert in palaeontology from the Natural History Museum said that these are from a straight-tusked elephant and are around 170,000 years old.
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