A new integalacial sequence from Washington Land, Northern Greenland

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Bennike, Ole ; Jepsen, Hans. f. (2000)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v19i2.6551
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: humanities

Macrofossil 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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