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Widespread till sheets, glacial lake and glacial-marine sediments on Banks, Victoria, and Melville islands, and on the Beaufort Sea Coastal Plain of the Canadian mainland, may record a late Pleistocene glacial advance which extended to the area as early as the Sangamonian (broad sense) to early Wisconsinan. These sediments overlie beds of interglacial character and underlie in places nonglacial deposits, which have provided both nonfinite and finite ages, and glacial sediments of unquestionable late Wisconsinan age. In other places only a single till sheet is observed between the last interglacial and Holocene sediment suites. Although some workers have argued that...

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