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Lab number
Material dated
walrus bone collagen; collagène osseux de morse
Taxa dated
Odobenus rosmarus mandible (id. by D.R. Stenton)
Willows Island, Countess of Warwick Sound, outer Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Map sheet
25 I/14
W.W. Fitzhugh
Date submitted
July 13, 0098
Normalized Age
470 ± 60
Neoeskimo; Néoesquimau
one of about 95 walrus mandibles found nested, tooth-side down, forming a sinuous alignment 25 m long
Associated taxa
Mammalia: Odobenus rosmarus
Additional information
It is assumed that this date is corrected for isotopic fractionation.
KeDe-13, Anvil Cove 1: A 25 m long alignment of walrus mandibles is thought to represent some sort of hunting ritual. Fitzhugh applies a 350-year marine reservoir correction, yielding an age of 120 +/- 60 BP.