A new radiometric date and assessment of the last glacial megafauna of dream cave, Derbyshire, UK
The extinct fauna of Dream Cave, Derbyshire, has played a significant role in the history of British cave palaeontology, a near-complete woolly rhinoceros from the cave having been famously illustrated in 1823. The fauna was not subsequently re-studied until 2000, with the publication of an indirect radiometric date by uranium-series disequilibrium dating of a presumed-overlying flowstone. Here we present a direct radiocarbon date of 43,330 ± 1800 rcyBP, 45083-48613 calBP (1 σ) on a representative Bos/Bison bone, with additional comments on the fauna and the taphonomy of the site.
|Keywords||Bison, Bos, Britain, Coelodonta, Marine isotope Stage 3, Pleistocene, Rangifer|
|Journal||Cave and Karst Science|
McFarlane, D.A. (Donald A.), Lundberg, J, Rentergem, G.V. (Guy Van), Howlett, E. (Eliza), & Stimpson, C. (Chris). (2016). A new radiometric date and assessment of the last glacial megafauna of dream cave, Derbyshire, UK. Cave and Karst Science (Vol. 43, pp. 109–116).