Vegetation changes and hydrological fluctuations in the Central Ebro Basin (NE Spain) since the Late Glacial period
: saline lake records.
Scientists from the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and Japan carried out chemical analysis of food residues in pottery up to 15,000 years old from the late glacial period
, the oldest pottery so far investigated.
2E reveals that the late glacial period was a period of rapid climate change up until around 10,000 cal BP when Holocene rates of climate change were reduced by up to 10 times those recorded during the late glacial period.
The rate of vegetation change in the late Holocene is around 2 times higher than in the late glacial period, peaking at around 3000 and 500 cal BP.
The rate of vegetation change peaks at around 17,000, 13,000 and 10,000 cal BP during the late glacial period. The early Holocene is marked by the development of swamp forest vegetation.
nana found in the studied Taboly mire were connected with the Late Glacial period
(Figs 4, 5), most likely with the Allerod (TV and T4) and the Younger Dryas (TIX).
Pollen, plant macrofossils, AMS [14.sup.C] dates and lithological parameters indicate considerable changes in the sedimentation environment during the Late Glacial period
. Ice retreat north of Lake Prossa and the formation of a proglacial lake facilitated rather quick deposition of varved clays and laminated silt within 100-200 years, most probably at the end of the Belling(?) and during the Older Dryas.
2008), a 650-year-long slightly warmer episode of the late glacial period. Species richness in the lowermost part of the sediment core is low.
Only in a few of them, such as Lake Kirikumae and Solova (Remmeski) Bog, postglacial sediments started to accumulate in the late glacial period (Pirrus 1969; Saarse & Rajamae 1997).
Furthermore, the genesis of the sediments (varved clay) indicates cold conditions typical of late glacial periods
and ages from the sedimentary unit above (SU2) show that the study site was ice-free during MIS 3.