Timing of the maximum extent of Late Pleistocene glaciation in NW Europe: Evidence from Lundy


Rolfe, C.J., Hughes, Phillip and Brown, Anthony G. (2014) Timing of the maximum extent of Late Pleistocene glaciation in NW Europe: Evidence from Lundy Journal of the Lundy Field Society, 4, pp. 1-14.

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This paper presents geomorphological and cosmogenic isotope evidence for the glaciation of Lundy. 26Al/10Be analyses from glaciated bedrock surfaces reveal an exposure age of c. 35-40ka. This challenges the long-established view that the last glaciation this far south must belong to Middle Pleistocene, such as the Anglian Stage (c. 480-420 ka), when ice reached as far south as London. Instead, the findings suggest glaciation of Lundy during the last ice age (Devensian Stage). However, the ages from Lundy suggest that the ice sheet in this area was at its largest extent well before the global Last Glacial Maximum at c. 26-21 ka

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ISSNs: 1758-3276 (print)
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Organisations: Palaeoenvironment Laboratory (PLUS)
ePrint ID: 380559
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2014Published
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 05:23
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380559

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