New dates of musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus) remains from northwest Greenland

  title={New dates of musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus) remains from northwest Greenland},
  author={Ole Bennike and Claus Bo Andreasen},
  journal={Polar Record},
  pages={125 - 129}
Northwest Greenland formerly supported a population of musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus). Radiocarbon dating of musk-ox remains collected on the terrain surface and from archaeological sites has yielded Late Holocene ages, indicating that the species was a late immigrant to this part of Greenland. Musk-ox arrived at a time when Greenland was uninhabited, and the species had at least several hundred years to expand and spread south, before the Late Dorset people arrived and began to hunt. The main… Expand
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