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Lab number
Material dated
mammoth bone collagen; collagène osseux de mammouth
Taxa dated
Mammuthus sp. tusk (658 g)
3.2 km east-northeast of Vedder Crossing Bridge, 366 m east of the southeast corner of the Indian Reservation, Chilliwack Municipality, Fraser River, British Columbia
Map sheet
92 H/04
Date submitted
June 5, 0098
Date uploaded
February 14, 2020
Normalized Age
22700 ± 320
δ13C (per mil)
palaeobiology; paléobiologie
sandy gravel exposed in a fresh face of the Bailey Gravel Pit
DgRl-VP, Vedder Crossing: This seems to be the first record of Quaternary elephant remains from the Fraser lowland. GSC-2232 suggests that such elephants, possibly mammoths (Mammuthus sp.), occupied Fraser Lowland prior to the peak of the late Wisconsinan glaciation. It is worth noting that several species of large Quaternary mammals, including mammoths and mastodons, probably reached southeastern Vancouver Island from the mainland about this time (30,000 to 17,000 BP) by crossing large, vegetated floodplains that filled the Strait of Georgia (Clague, 1976; Harington, 1975a, 1977c).