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dc.creatorGarrison, Gail C.en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Ohio Journal of Science. v67 n2 (March, 1967), 96-105en_US
dc.descriptionAuthor Institution: Department of Botany and Bacteriology, Ohio Wesleyan Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractA former bog, buried under urban debris, was exposed during foundation excavation at Refugee Road, southeast Columbus, Ohio. Pollen samples were collected at two-inch intervals from 2 to 7 1/2 feet below the present surface. The uppermost 3 feet of peat, overlying 2 1/2 feet of detritus gyttja, contained numerous pieces of spruce (Picea), willow (Salix), and juniper (Juniperus). Many pieces showed beaver toothmarks and were presumably a part of a beaver dam or lodge. Because of their small width, the beaver toothmarks are interpreted as representing those of the common beaver, Castor canadensis. Pollen analyses indicate that beaver occupied the site more than 12,000 years ago, and that the site was abandoned prior to the increase in oak and other hardwood pollen which marks the beginning of the hypsithermal interval.en_US
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dc.rightsReproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.en_US
dc.titlePollen Stratigraphy and Age of an Early Postglacial Beaver Site Near Columbus, Ohioen_US

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