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Arctica

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Geology Collection

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Arctica

A fossil bivalve (the Icelandic cyprine or Arctica islandica) from Hillington. It dates from between 14,500 to 13,000 BP (ie; Before Present - the equivalent of 12,500-11,000 BC), when parts of the Glasgow area were under the sea.

Icelandic cyprines can still be found in the Firth of Clyde.

Reference: G.1987.24

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
Arctica, bivalves, fossils, geology, Icelandic cyprines



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