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The late glacial/postglacial transition in the Cantabrian Cordillera (Asturias and Cantabria, Spain) based on charcoal analysis

Paloma Uzquiano
The late glacial/postglacial transition in the Cantabrian Cordillera (Asturias and Cantabria, Spain) based on charcoal analysis
Palaios (October 1992) 7 (5): 540-547

Abstract

Two archeological sites on the northern slope of the Cantabrian Cordillera (Asturias and Cantabria, Spain) have been analyzed from an anthracological (charcoal analysis) point of view. The data obtained indicates that the regional landscape during the end of the Late Glacial was dominated by Juniperus and Betula (La Pila, Cantabria), Betula and Pinus (Los Azules, Asturias). The appearance of Castanea sativa in the final Pleistocene beds at La Pila supports prior conclusions that this species is indigenous to the north of Spain. The decline in abundance of Picea at La Pila indicates the last moments of this genus in the Cantabrian Cordillera. The vegetation during the beginning of the Holocene dated 9540 + or - 120 BP and 9430 + or - 120 BP at Los Azules, is dominated by Pinus sylvestris and Quercus robur.


ISSN: 0883-1351
Serial Title: Palaios
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 5
Title: The late glacial/postglacial transition in the Cantabrian Cordillera (Asturias and Cantabria, Spain) based on charcoal analysis
Author(s): Uzquiano, Paloma
Affiliation: Inst. des Sci. de l'Evolution, Lab. de Paleobot., Montpellier, France
Pages: 540-547
Published: 199210
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 15
Accession Number: 1993-009254
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables, sketch map
N42°53'60" - N43°40'00", W07°15'00" - W04°30'00"
N42°30'00" - N43°30'00", W07°19'60" - W02°40'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1993
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