Interstadial conifer wood from northern Maine

R. Scott Anderson, Ronald B. Davis, Robert Stuckenrath, Harold W. Borns

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalQuaternary Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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