University of Oxford Museum of Natural History

Tales from the river bank: Thames gravel pit mammals

Today, the River Thames is vital to millions of people and animals. During the Pleistocene epoch, 240,000-34,000 years ago, numerous familiar and unfamiliar mammals populated its banks and surrounding areas, from huge mammoths to roe deer, prowling bears to herds of bison. Come and find out more about these fantastic animals, and see specimens from a recently acquired and scientifically important collection of Pleistocene megafauna, from gravel pits near Oxford.