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  Zandmotor Kijkduin-Monster
  The Netherlands

october 2014
Last Modified:
october 2014

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Location description

The sand engine is an artificial peninsula, constructed as part of the Dutch coastal defense system. The sand originates from about 10 kilometers offshore, and contains bones of various land mammals from the Quaternary period

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Added by: Jenczmyk on 16-10-2014

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The sand engine is located between Ter Heijde en Kijkduin.

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Bone fragments from various land mammals, a.o. mammoth, cave lion, Irish elk and horse.

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Literature recommended by members

  • Langeveld, B., Langeveld, T., Mulder, H., 2012: Scaphella lamberti (J. Sowerby, 1816): nog een exemplaar van de Zandmotor en enkele fragmenten van Arendsduin (Zuid-Holland)
    Afzettingen WTKG 33 (2), p.41-42
    Added by FossilDude
  • Moerdijk et al., 2010: De fossiele schelpen van de Nederlandse kust
    NCB Naturalis, ISBN 978-90-5011-342-7
    Added by FossilDude

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Museum: Mineralogisch Geologisch Museum
Museum: Museon
Museum: Naturalis museum
Museum: Natuurmuseum Rotterdam
Museum: Teylers Museum
Society: Geode Zwijndrecht, Develsteincollege
Society: Haagse Geologische Vereniging, Museon
Society: Werkgroep Pleistocene Zoogdieren: Natuurmuseum Rotterdam
Society: WTKG


thanks to Marijke Jenczmyk

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