Dating of a muskox (Ovibos moschatus) skull fragment from Jämtland, Sweden: Middle Weichselian age

Ole Bennike, Ronnie Liljegren

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Abstract

A radiocarbon age determination of a tundra muskox (Ovibos moschatus) skull fragment from Jämtland, central Sweden gave an age of 44 000 ± 1500 14C years BP or c. 46-49 cal. ka, indicating that the species was a member of the Middle Weichselian fauna of Sweden. The age confirms that central Sweden was ice-free during parts of the Middle Weichselian, prior to the last glacial maximum, as shown by previous studies. The region was probably characterised by treeless arctic to subarctic tundra environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalGFF
Volume136
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • muskox
  • Ovibos
  • Pleistocene
  • Quaternary
  • Sweden

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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