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Chapter 5 Middle and High Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere as a Major Record of Continental Glaciations in Pleistocene Time

Elsevier Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1016/s0920-5446(08)70286-3
  • Archaeology
  • Earth Science


Publisher Summary This chapter discusses middle and high latitudes of the northern hemisphere as a major record of continental glaciations in Pleistocene time. All the beds contain taiga pollen spectra, broad-leaved species being common in Byelorussia and in Moscow Region. Although the Soviet and foreign geologists have only limited information on Poland, it merits the greatest attention. The Polish researchers were among the pioneers in the development of the principles of climatostratigraphy. At present, sufficient data are available to consider the Ferdynandow, Voigstedt, and Frimmersdorf thermomers as synchronous with the Belovezha in the USSR and the Cromer Forest beds of West Ranton in England. The time interval between the Saale and Warthe glacier advances and the age of the Eem marine transgression are the most debatable problems in the Pleistocene stratigraphy of Europe. The stratigraphic position of the Hoxne beds in England, Bilzingsleben beds in the GDR, and Kerlich beds in the FRG remains debatable and uncertain.

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