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Palynology, palaeomagnetism and radiometric dating of Flandrian marine and freshwater sediments of Loch Lomond

Nature volume 274, pages 548553 (10 August 1978) | Download Citation

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Loch Lomond in Scotland was part of the sea not only in late Devensian times but also in the middle Flandrian. Deep water cores from the southern basin show sediment with marine plankton and low remanent magnetism (RMN) between freshwater sediments. Raised beaches, deltas and estuarine flats were formed during the Flandrian transgression which 14C dating shows to have to lasted some 1,450 yr from 6,900 to 5,450 yr BP. Palaeomagnetic matching enables an intercomparison of Windermere and Lomond 14C timescales and implies that both may be in error.

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  1. Department of Botany, University of Glasgow, UK

    • J. H. Dickson
    •  & D. A. Stewart
  2. Department of Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, UK

    • R. Thompson
    •  & G. Turner
  3. Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK

    • M. S. Baxter
    •  & N. D. Drndarsky
  4. Department of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

    • J. Rose

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