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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

Last interglacial sea levels and coastal caves in the Cape Province, South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HENDEY Q. B. ; VOLMAN T. P. ;

Abstract

The dating of the 6 to m shoreline in southern Africa as early Pleistocene prompted a reassessment of evidence from archaeological cave sites on the south coast of the Cape Province which had suggested that this shoreline is of last interglacial age. The successions in the caves at Klasies River Mouth and Die Kelders have been misinterpreted. In fact, they confirm a pre-last interglacial age for this feature. These sites, together with Herolds Bay Cave, indicate that in southern Africa the only last interglacial shoreline above present sea level is at about 4 m, and that it dates from isotope substage 5.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, vol. 25, no2 [pp. 189-198]

Bibliographic references : 33 réf.

Language

Anglais

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