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Intertidal peat deposits and early Holocene relative sea-level changes, Traigh Eileraig, Isle of Coll, Scottish Hebrides

A. G. Dawson, S. Dawson, T. M. Mighall, A. Brown and F. Mactaggart
Intertidal peat deposits and early Holocene relative sea-level changes, Traigh Eileraig, Isle of Coll, Scottish Hebrides
Scottish Journal of Geology (2001) 37, Part 1: 11-18

Abstract

An intertidal organic deposit is described for Traigh Eileraig, Isle of Coll, Scottish Inner Hebrides. The organic sediments are overlain by sands containing marine diatoms. Radiocarbon dating and diatom analysis indicate that a relative marine transgression took place in Coll at c. 8000 (super 14) C years BP, an interpretation consistent with the results of pollen analysis of the organic material. The age and biostratigraphical interpretation of this relative marine transgression is in agreement with the results of sea-level research undertaken in recent years at Arisaig, western Scotland. However, the altitude at which the early-Holocene relative marine transgression is recorded in Coll is significantly lower than Arisaig, this difference reflecting the influence of differential glacio-isostatic uplift across the Inner Hebrides.


ISSN: 0036-9276
EISSN: 2041-4951
Coden: SJGEAX
Serial Title: Scottish Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 37, Part 1
Title: Intertidal peat deposits and early Holocene relative sea-level changes, Traigh Eileraig, Isle of Coll, Scottish Hebrides
Affiliation: Coventry University, Centre for Quaternary Science, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Pages: 11-18
Published: 2001
Text Language: English
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
References: 19
Accession Number: 2002-048419
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, geol. sketch map
N55°34'60" - N55°55'00", W06°30'00" - W06°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Scottish Natural Heritage, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200216
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