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Interstadial Conifer Wood from Northern Maine

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

R. Scott Anderson
Affiliation:
Quaternary Studies Program, Department of Geology, and Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
Ronald B. Davis
Affiliation:
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469
Robert Stuckenrath
Affiliation:
Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, and Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Applied Research Center, 365 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238
Harold W. Borns Jr.
Affiliation:
Department of Geological Sciences and Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469

Abstract

Conifer wood, probably spruce (Picea sp.), of middle Wisconsinan age (29,200 ± 500 yr B.P.) was recovered from late-glacial lake sediments from Upper South Branch Pond, Maine. If the wood was derived from a local source, deglaciation of part of northern New England is suggested for this time. The occurrence also has implications for understanding the problem associated with radiocarbon dating of bulk lake sediment containing small amounts of organic matter.

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