Onset age of deglaciation following the Last Glacial Maximum in New York State based on radiocarbon ages of mammalian megafauna
Published:January 30, 2018
Robert S. Feranec, Andrew L. Kozlowski, 2018. "Onset age of deglaciation following the Last Glacial Maximum in New York State based on radiocarbon ages of mammalian megafauna", Quaternary Glaciation of the Great Lakes Region: Process, Landforms, Sediments, and Chronology, Alan E. Kehew, B. Brandon Curry
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Developing accurate chronologies is important for understanding the formation and evolution of glacial environments in the Quaternary. Radiocarbon dating is a prominent technique for creating chronologies for glacial events during the late Pleistocene, and although radiocarbon dates from vertebrate fossils are relatively abundant, these dates have been underutilized for timing glacial events. Here, the utility of using radiocarbon dates from large mammal fossils for dating glacial events is explored further. Specifically, this study examines the potential of exclusive use of dated mammal remains to establish a chronology of deglaciation in New York State after the Last Glacial Maximum. We...