Seasonal temperatures in Britain during the past 22,000 years, reconstructed using beetle remains

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Seasonal and mean annual temperatures can be reconstructed from radiocarbon-dated beetle remains to yield a synthesis of the palaeoclimatic history of Britain over the last 22,000 years. The reconstructions agree well with independent evidence from periglacial features and provide a detailed picture of the glacial to interglacial transition 14,500–9,000 years ago.

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Atkinson, T., Briffa, K. & Coope, G. Seasonal temperatures in Britain during the past 22,000 years, reconstructed using beetle remains. Nature 325, 587–592 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1038/325587a0

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