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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Regional significance of pre-Wisconsinan till from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OLDALE R. N. ; ESKENASY D. M. ;

Abstract

A major pre-Wisconsinan glacial event is the only possible source of the lower till on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The till occurs near the late Wisconsinan drift border and below fossiliferous marine beds of oxygen-isotope stage 5 (Sangamonian) age. It is considered to be Illinoian in age, but the evidence is tenuous. The till is correlated with the lower till of New England, and its presence supports the view that the New England upper and lower tills represent two glaciations. The pre-Wisconsinan (lower) till in New England may correlate with older tills elsewhere in the northeastern United States and in southeastern Canada that are considered to be early Wisconsinan or older in age.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 19, no3 [pp. 302-311]

Bibliographic references : 32 réf.

Language

Anglais

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