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

Bennike, Ole and Liljegren, Ronnie LU (2014) In GFF 136(2). p.406-409
Abstract
A radiocarbon age determination of a tundra muskox (Ovibos moschatus) skull fragment from Jamtland, central Sweden gave an age of 44 000 +/- 1500 C-14 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.
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muskox, Ovibos, Sweden, Quaternary, Pleistocene
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GFF
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136
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406 - 409
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Geological Society of Sweden
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2000-0863
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10.1080/11035897.2013.848929
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English
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  author       = {Bennike, Ole and Liljegren, Ronnie},
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  keyword      = {muskox,Ovibos,Sweden,Quaternary,Pleistocene},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {406--409},
  publisher    = {Geological Society of Sweden},
  series       = {GFF},
  title        = {Dating of a muskox (Ovibos moschatus) skull fragment from Jamtland, Sweden: Middle Weichselian age},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11035897.2013.848929},
  volume       = {136},
  year         = {2014},
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