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MIDDLE MIDLANDIAN FRESHWATER SERIES AT DERRYVREE, MAGUIRESBRIDGE, COUNTY FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND

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COLHOUN, EA, SHOTTON, FW, DICKSON, JH and McCABE, AM (1972) MIDDLE MIDLANDIAN FRESHWATER SERIES AT DERRYVREE, MAGUIRESBRIDGE, COUNTY FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 180 (1060). pp. 273-292. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1972.0018

Abstract

During February and March 1969 road excavations in Derryvree townland (H361390), section Co. Fermanagh, cut obliquely through a north-east to south-west trending drumlin 2 km north-east of Maguiresbridge (figure 1). The excavations revealed a freshwater deposit of silts and fine sands between two thick and distinct till sheets which formed the drumlin. The organic silts and fine sands contained a flora and fauna of full glacial aspect, which have given a $^{14}$C date of 30500$_{-1030}^{+1170}$ years B.P. (Birm. 166). The flora and fauna indicate that open tundra vegetation and a periglacial climatic regime prevailed in the area at this time.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Quaternary Environmental Change
ID Code:23132
Deposited By:Mrs Linda Allen
Deposited On:27 Aug 2012 10:13
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