Prehistoric Elk Remains in Cranberry Prairie, Mercer County, Ohio

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dc.creator Murphy, James L., 1941- en_US
dc.creator Dyer, D. L. en_US
dc.creator Walker, D. A. en_US 2006-07-07T02:14:27Z 2006-07-07T02:14:27Z 1985-06 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v85, n3 (June, 1985), 112-115 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Ohio State University Libraries ; Natural History Collections, Ohio Historical Society ; Mobile Research and Development Corporation en_US
dc.description.abstract A nearly complete elk (Cervus elaphus) skeleton was excavated in a peat and marl deposit on the Ron Stucke farm, Cranberry Prairie, Mercer County, Ohio. Although elements in the molluscan fauna indicate a late Pleistocene age, a radiocarbon date of 9370 B.P. ± 70 yr was obtained from a bone sample. Unusual features of the adult skeleton are extreme dental wear on the lower first molars; incomplete ossification of the scapula; and a hole punched through the left scapula, probably due to a prehistoric hunting weapon. en_US
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dc.title Prehistoric Elk Remains in Cranberry Prairie, Mercer County, Ohio en_US