Bison Priscus

Bison Priscus

 

an artiodactyl animal of the family Bovidae; an extinct wild ox widely distributed during the Pleistocene in Eurasia and North America. B. priscus had a shoulder height of 1.5 to 2 m and a sacrum height of approximately 1.5 m. B. priscus differed from other oxen by its wide, short, bulging forehead and its massive spreading horns. It was an ancestor of the present-day wisents and bison. B. priscus was among the animals hunted by man in the Stone Age.

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14]C yr BP) Lab Number Material Dated Element 46 900 [+ or -] 0 Beta 185980 Bison priscus metapodial 17 265 [+ or -] 65 OX-17070 Ovibos moschatus cranium 17 100 [+ or -] 90 Beta 185979 Same specimen as above 51 700 [+ or -] 1100 OX-17071 Ovibos moschatus vertebra modern Beta 136364 Rangifer tarandus metatarsal modern Beta 189293 Rangifer tarandus innominate 16 200 [+ or -] 150 RIDDL-765 Equus lambei 16 700 [+ or -] 200 RIDDL-766 Same specimen as above 17 490 [+ or -] 90 Beta 185981 Equus sp metacarpal 36 160 [+ or -] 530 Beta 70841 Equus sp.
Key words: Alaska, Beringia, bison, Bison priscus, moose, archaeology, radiocarbon dating, Holocene, Pleistocene
Mots cles: Alaska, Beringie, bison, Bison priscus, orignal, archeologie, datation determinee par la methode du carbone 14, holocene, pleistocene
Key words: bison, Bison priscus, Yukon Territory, Late Pleistocene, bone fracture, humans