Where: Brooke County, West Virginia (40.3° N, 80.6° W: paleocoordinates 40.5° N, 77.7° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
When: Neogene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)
• Time interval not explicitly stated but inferred from fossil taxa.
Environment/lithology: terrestrial; gravel
Size class: macrofossils
• "Of special interest in these fossils is a puncture in one of the bones which apparently had been made by some very thin, sharp object. Evidence of healing of the bone is present on the fossilized fragment....Whether this wound was occasioned by an accidental contact with some sharp, rocky protrusion, or made by the point of a spear, is an interesting conjecture."
Collected by T. Polen, J. McCrew in 1954
Primary reference: B. R. Weimer. 1956. Mammoth Remains Found in Brooke County, West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 27:14-15 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 123931: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 02.02.2012
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