Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
LATE-GLACIAL DEPOSITS AT BAGMERE, CHESHIRE, AND CHAT MOSS, LANCASHIRE
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 64, Issue 2, pages 270–281, August 1965
How to Cite
BIRKS, H. J. B. (1965), LATE-GLACIAL DEPOSITS AT BAGMERE, CHESHIRE, AND CHAT MOSS, LANCASHIRE. New Phytologist, 64: 270–281. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1965.tb05396.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Received 17 August 1964
Investigations of deposits at the two sites disclose basal stratigraphic sequences characteristic of the Late-glacial Period of north-west Europe. The pollen analyses presented confirm that the deposits represent the Late-glacial Period and extend into the early Post-glacial. (The periods, which are described as Late-glacial and Post-glacial to conform with previous usage (Godwin, 1956) correspond to the Late-Weichselian and Flandrian stages, respectively (West, 1963).) The low frequency of arboreal pollen during the Late-glacial at both sites is a feature common to many sites in Western Britain. Amongst the plants recorded Cryptogramma crispa, Gentiana pneumonanthe, Saussurea alpina, Dicranum elongatum and D. spurium are the most notable.