SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Summary

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.