Abstract

Pollen studies were carried out in the upper Frobisher Bay area, Baffin Island, as part of joint paleoenvironmental–archaeological investigations in the area. Pollen data from southern Baffin Island are rare, and this paper expands this record.A shallow peat section and several recent pollen records are presented. They suggest a contrast between an earlier assemblage, dated 2000–1650 BP, which was characterized by a rich, diverse flora, especially birch shrubs, and a subsequent pollen assemblage dominated by grass pollen and interpreted as representing colder and drier conditions to 900 BP.

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