People of the Waters - Paleoindian
OPM #:
2017.33.1
Object Name:
Tree
Description:
Twig with beaver chew marks.

Twig (probably aspen/poplar) from the Schneider farm in Calumet County. The site dates to 14,000 years ago and contains fossil beaver dams 11,200 and 11,400 years old. The beaver chew marks on both ends of this twig are from the modern beaver, not the Pleistocene giant beaver.

The site was described in the following publication which can be downloaded at the web site of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (http://wgnhs.uwex.edu/publications-home/): Mode, W. N., Panyushkina, I. P., Leavitt, S. W., Williams, J. W., Santiago, A., Gill, J., Edwards, C., and Gertz, H., 2007, Late-glacial and early Holocene paleoecology: Schneider farm, Calumet County, in Hooyer, T. S., ed., Late-glacial history of east-central Wisconsin: Guide Book for the 53rd Midwest Friends of the Pleistocene Field Conference, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report 2007-01, p. 53-60."
Found:
Calumet County, WI
Material:
Wood
Culture/Period:
Holocene
Dimensions:
L-22.7 cm
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