(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Radiocarbon dates from the inter-tidal peat bed at Portrush, County Antrim

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. (1) ; WESTLEY K. (1) ; PLETS R. (1) ; DEMPSTER M. (1) ;
(1) School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI


Two new 14C dates from a bed of compact inter-tidal peat at Mill Strand, Portrush, are reported and discussed in relation to two previously obtained ages from peat at Dhu Varren, a short distance inland. The date from the top of the Mill Strand peat is statistically inseparable from that of the peat top at Dhu Varren. Together these dates indicate the cessation of peat growth occurred -6950-6550 cal. BP as a result of sand deposition associated with sea-level rise. However, dated samples from deeper within the respective stratigraphies are not compatible. Their respective ages in relation to their elevations pose a problem of interpretation.


Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 1939-4055

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1944)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 44, no2-3 [pp. 323-329]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/00750778.2011.620415

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