Also known as Voigtstedt Lower gravels
Where: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (51.4° N, 11.3° E: paleocoordinates 51.4° N, 11.3° E)
• coordinate stated in text
When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)
• Three levels with fauna recorded, the lower gravels (unteren Kiesen), The loam zone (Lehmzone), and the upper gravels (Oberen Kiesen). The lower gravels are the lowest level and are dated to the early Middle Pleistocene.
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: The mammoth skeleton was originally reported as being from the upper gravels, but its appears to be from the lower gravels and dates to a (something) cold period (Helme-Kaltzeit).
•The skeleton was found between 1930-1932 and is now in Sangerhausen.
Primary reference: W. von Koenigswald and W.-D. Heinrich. 1999. Mittelpleistozane Saugetierfaunen aus Mitteleuropa - der Versuch einer biostratigraphischen Zuordnung. Kaupia 9:53-112 [A. Turner/H. O'Regan/H. O'Regan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 36205: authorized by Alan Turner, entered by Hannah O'Regan on 19.01.2004
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