(Symposium of the Quaternary Research Association held at University College - 1980)

Document title

Lateglacial environmental changes interpreted from fossil coleoptera from St. Bees, Cumbria, NW England in Studies in the Lateglacial of North-West Europe.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COOPE G. R. ; JOACHIM M. J. ; LOWE J. J. (Editeur scientifique) ; GRAY J. M. (Editeur scientifique) ; ROBINSON J. E. (Editeur scientifique) ;


... The Windermere (Lateglacial) Interstadial was at its warmest prior to 12,200 BP, and the climate was then somewhat warmer, at least during the summer, than at the present time... Deposits laid down during the "Allerod period" contain fossil Coleoptera that indicate cooler conditions. During classical pollen zone III times (the Loch Lomond Stadial) the insect fauna had definite Arctic affinities and included a high proportion of obligate Arctic/Alpine species that are no longer found living in the British Isles. This sequence of climatic events interpreted from fossil Coleoptera is entirely in keeping with similar data from other Lateglacial sites in Britain and Ireland.



Symposium of the Quaternary Research Association held at University College ()

ISBN : 0-08-024001-1

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1980)

Millesime : 1980 [pp. 55-68]




Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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