(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The alpine Iceman and Holocene climatic change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dpt. Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Pise, ITALIE


The finding of a prehistoric mummified corpse, at the upper edge of the accumulation area of an alpine glacier, provided new information on glacier dimensions during the little-known phases of major glacier shrinkage that characterized the warmest parts of the Holocene. New geomorphic data and two AMS C 14 ages from buried soils suggest that the present glacier size, following over 100 yr of shrinkage, is comparable to that immediately preceding Neoglaciation. Therefore, the current global climatic warming may have interrupted the environmental conditions prevailing in the Alps during Neoglacial time


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 78-83]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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