(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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The chronology of Late Quaternary fluvial activity in part of the Milfield Basin, northeast England

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The sediment stratigraphy of a 4m thick intercalated Holocene alluvial fill and valley floor peat at a site in the Milfield Basin, Northumberland, has been dated by a series of eight C 14 assays, and related to a previously analysed pollen record. The sequence extends from the earliest Holocene until 2800cal. BP. There is no measurable early Holocene accelerated fluvial activity, but a major flooding event occurred at 7500cal BP, much earlier than recorded elsewhere in the region. The cessation of mid-Holocene overbank sedimentation at 4000-3500cal. BP is tentatively correlated with slope stability associated with woodland regeneration


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no9 [pp. 845-856]

Bibliographic references : 51 ref.

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Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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