A new integalacial sequence from Washington Land, Northern Greenland
AbstractMacrofossil analyses of a Quaternary, till-covered sequence in Washington Land, north-western Greenland, are indicative of biotas similar to those of today. The only southern extralimital species found is Empetrum nigrum; its presence indicates slightly higher summer temperatures than today. AMS radiocarbon dating confirms that the sequence is pre- Holocene, and we suggest that the sequence belongs to the last interglacial stage.
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