Saqqaq Site (Holocene of Greenland)

Where: Qeqertasussuk, Greenland (68.4° N, 53.3° W: paleocoordinates 68.4° N, 53.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• permafrost

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Primary reference: B. Grønnow. 1988. Prehistory in permafrost. Journal of Danish Archaeology 7:24-39 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 187755: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Alcidae indet. Leach 1820 auk
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Fulmarus glacialis Linnaeus 1761 northern fulmar
Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 human
 Carnivora - Phocidae
"Phoca groenlandica" = Pagophilus groenlandica Erxleben 1777 harp seal
Cystophora cristata Erxleben 1779 hooded seal
Phoca hispida Schreber 1775 ringed seal
Erignathus barbatus Erxleben 1777 bearded seal
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canis familiaris Linnaeus 1758 dog
Alopex lagopus Linnaeus 1758 Arctic fox
 Mysticeti - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera sp. Lacépède 1804 rorqual
 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaena sp. Linnaeus 1758 bowhead whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus 1758 sperm whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Orcinus orca Linnaeus 1758 orca
 Delphinoidea - Monodontidae
Monodon monoceros Linnaeus 1758 narhwal
 Delphinoidea - Phocoenidae
Phocoena phocoena Linnaeus 1758 harbor porpoise
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Rangifer tarandus Linnaeus 1758 reindeer