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Early Holocene environments of the River Ure near Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK

A. J. Howard, D. H. Keen, T. M. Mighall, M. H. Field, G. R. Coope, H. I. Griffiths and M. G. Macklin
Early Holocene environments of the River Ure near Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK
Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society (May 2000) 53, Part 1: 31-42

Abstract

A sequence of peat and calcareous organic mud from the floodplain of the River Ure near Ripon has yielded pollen, plant macrofossils, Mollusca, Coleoptera, and Ostracoda which allow the first recorded reconstruction of earliest Holocene valley-floor environments for this area. A conventional radiocarbon date on a bulk sample of peat yielded an age of 9710+ or -60 BP. The palaeontological evidence suggests that the sediments accumulated in a shallow, slow moving or stagnant water body, surrounded by marshy, damp, grassland, away from contemporary channel processes, probably of a single thread river system. The climate during deposition of the sediments was no warmer than the present, and possibly slightly colder.


ISSN: 0044-0604
EISSN: 2041-4811
Coden: PYGSAB
Serial Title: Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
Serial Volume: 53, Part 1
Title: Early Holocene environments of the River Ure near Ripon, North Yorkshire, UK
Affiliation: University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds, United Kingdom
Pages: 31-42
Published: 200005
Text Language: English
Publisher: Yorkshire Geological Society, Leeds, United Kingdom
References: 75
Accession Number: 2001-050020
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 5 tables, sketch maps
N53°37'00" - N54°34'00", W02°34'00" - W00°12'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Coventry University, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Birmingham, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Hull, GBR, United KingdomUniversity of Wales, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200116
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