Name: Orsten
Location: Sweden
Age: Upper Cambrian
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Location of Fossil Sites


The 'Orsten' rocks are located in southern Sweden. The areas mainly associated with these rocks are Västergötland, Skånia and the island of Öland (Muller, 1990).

The black areas on the map represent localities that yielded phosphatised arthropods.

  1. Kinnekulle, Västergötland
  2. Falbygden Billingen, Västergötland
  3. Hunneberg
  4. Island of Öland
  5. Skånia

The arrows refer to Orsten rocks discovered outside Sweden. (Map adapted from D. Walossek's home page)

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