Archaeologists will never forget the moment that they were told that mammoth tusks may have been found on a Kent beach.
The two tusks were found offshore in Herne Bay by a fisherman on Tuesday during an exceptionally low tide.
They have now been handed over to Canterbury City Council and experts will assess if they do indeed date back to the Ice Age.
“Formal identification of them has yet to take place and no decision has been taken yet about what happens next, " a council spokesman said.
"One option could be to display them at Herne Bay museum, but we need to establish how we would do that and the costs involved of conservation.
“It has not been long since their discovery and we will be in a position to provide more information in the weeks to come.”