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Lab number
Material dated
charcoal; charbon de bois
at Whynacht Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Map sheet
21 A/08
A.H. Clarke
Date submitted
July 7, 0097
Measured Age
900 ± 50
Normalized Age
900 ± 50
δ13C (per mil)
Woodland; Sylvicole
shell heap, uppermost of three levels
Associated taxa
Mammalia: Rangifer tarandus
BcDb-1, Whynacht Cove: This is a shell heap with three levels. Erskine notes that the first level contained Indian Garden points. Antler tines of the white-tailed deer occurred near the bottom, and fragments of caribou antler were found in the upper 20 cm. This represented the earliest definite find of caribou in Nova Scotia. Oysters are now locally extirpated, and no oyster shells were found in the upper levels of this site.