(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Wolverine in northern England at about 83,000 yr B.P.: faunal evidence for climatic change during isotope stage 5


Cave sediments from Stump Cross Cave in northern England contain Pleistocene mammal remains. Uranium-series dating of calcium carbonate deposits closely associated with the fossiliferous horizons has established an absolute age of 83,000 6000 yr BP for a faunal assemblage largely comprised of wolverines (Gulo gulo), indicating a significant climatic deterioration from ca. 120,000 yr BP when an Ipswichian interglacial fauna with hippopotamus was present in this part of northern England.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 24, no1 [pp. 73-86]

Bibliographic references : 26 réf.



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