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New evidence of late survival of beaver in Britain

Manning, Adrian; Coles, Bryony; Lunn, Angus; Halley, Duncan; Ashmole, Philip; Fallon, Stewart


We describe new radiocarbon-dated evidence for the late survival of beavers from an upland site in northern England. A wood specimen with beaver gnaw marks was recovered from the bank of the Scaup Burn in Kielder Forest in Northumberland. The marks were analysed, the tree species were identified and the sample was radiocarbon dated to between 1269 and 1396. Other wood remains in the same context suggest a most likely dating between 1330 and 1390. This find represents the most recent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Holocene
DOI: 10.1177/0959683614551220


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