(Quaternary land-sea bridges - 1983)

Document title

The Holocene transgression on the Arctic flank of Beringia: Chukchi Valley to Chukchi Estuary to Chukchi Sea in Quaternary coastlines and marine archaeology: Towards the prehistory of land bridges and continental shelves.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

McMANUS D. A. ; CREAGER J. S. ; ECHOLS R. J. ; HOLMES M. L. ; MASTERS P. M. (Editeur scientifique) ; FLEMMING N. C. (Editeur scientifique) ;


The history of the Holocene transgression is reconstructed in the area of the present straits between Siberia and Alaska using modern assemblages of benthonic foraminifera from 26 cores. The relative sequence of events progresses from a wind swept steppe-tundra valley to a shallow, partly ice-covered estuary. A broader, more continuously ice-covered estuary became an embayment of the Arctic ocean. At about 14,400 yr B. P., the rising sea level finally opened the last strait. (P. A. Pirazzoli).



Quaternary land-sea bridges ()

ISBN : 0-12-479250-2

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1983)

Millesime : 1983 [pp. 365-388]

Bibliographic references : 33 réf.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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