Abstract

Information about Neoglacial features was obtained from aerial photograph interpretation, observations during low-level flights, ground checking, and historical records. Terminal moraines at Great, Flood, and Mud glaciers date from the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries, and recessional moraines at these glaciers and terminal moraines at glaciers farther east date from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries. These late Neoglacial terminal moraines appear, in general, to mark the greatest post-Pleistocene extent of the glaciers. Radiocarbon dates from overridden trees and soil indicate that 500–600 14C years BP glaciers were considerably more extensive than they are at present and were advancing. Preservation of a 3800 14C year old caribou antler in a snowbank that is now rapidly shrinking suggests that climate has been relatively cool and moist for the past four millennia.

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