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Recent TIMS dating results from British Late Pleistocene vertebrate faunal localities: context and interpretation

Gilmour, Mabs; Currant, Andy; Jacobi, Roger and Stringer, Chris (2007). Recent TIMS dating results from British Late Pleistocene vertebrate faunal localities: context and interpretation. Journal of Quaternary Science, 22(8) pp. 793–800.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs.111...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.1112
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Abstract

New TIMS dates from British sites underpin and extend the growing model of mammalian faunal history during the Late Pleistocene. The sequence of British faunas during the three successive warm phases of MIS 5 presents a challenging model in which the mammal faunas of the first two temperate phases, 5e and 5c is dominated by species of a classically interglacial character, while that of the final phase, sub-stage 5a, is dominated by bison and reindeer. This we see as the 'cold fauna' appearing in Britain during the cool isotope sub-stage 5b and subsequently isolated by the rising sea level of isotope sub-stage 5a. All these three faunas are true island faunas.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1099-1417
Keywords: TIMS dating; Late Pleistocene; marine isotope stages; sea levels; faunas
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 36830
Depositing User: Mabs Gilmour
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2013 09:54
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36830
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