Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Mid-Devensian climate and landscape in England: new data from Finningley, South Yorkshire
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Environmental Archaeology Lab. (Miljöarkeologiska laboratoriet)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2430-0839
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1756-6046;
GEUS Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, ØsterVoldgade 10, Copenhagen 1350, Denmark.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5486-9946
(Bugs)
Show others and affiliations
2019 (English)In: Royal Society Open Science, E-ISSN 2054-5703, Vol. 6, no 7, article id 190577Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While there is extensive evidence for the Late Devensian, less is known about Early and Middle Devensian (approx. 110-30 ka) climates and environments in the UK. The Greenland ice-core record suggests the UK should have endured multiple changes, but the terrestrial palaeo-record lacks sufficient detail for confirmation from sites in the British Isles. Data from deposits at Finningley, South Yorkshire, can help redress this. A channel with organic silts, dated 40 314-39 552 cal a BP, contained plant macrofossil and insect remains showing tundra with dwarf-shrub heath and bare ground. Soil moisture conditions varied from free draining to riparian, with ponds and wetter vegetated areas. The climate was probably low arctic with snow cover during the winter. Mutual climatic range (MCR), based on Coleoptera, shows the mean monthly winter temperatures of -22 to -2 degrees C and summer ones of 8-14 degrees C. Periglacial structures within the basal gravel deposits and beyond the glacial limits indicate cold-climate conditions, including permafrost. A compilation of MCR reconstructions for other Middle Devensian English sites shows that marine isotope stage 3-between 59 and 28 ka-experienced substantial variation in climate consistent with the Greenland ice-core record. The exact correlation is hampered by temporal resolution, but the Finningley site stadial at approximately 40 ka may correlate with the one of the Greenland stadials 7-11.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Royal Society Publishing , 2019. Vol. 6, no 7, article id 190577
Keywords [en]
mid-Devensian, Vale of York, plant macrofossils, Trichoptera, Coleoptera, periglaciation
National Category
Geology Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Ecology Climate Research
Research subject
environmental archaeology; Entomology; environmental science; bantu languages
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161654DOI: 10.1098/rsos.190577ISI: 000479146300070PubMedID: 31417753OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-161654DiVA, id: diva2:1338300
Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-07-22 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(4549 kB)61 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 4549 kBChecksum SHA-512
75be20a4b6b3664659213d7fe47aef696b6d7936af4e562d83997f08b49faf87e441ad510e7fbe114598a7d9ba6f0d7265c038ae3e89d40011d08bef3a3483eb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Buckland, Philip I.Bateman, Mark D.Bennike, OleChase, Brian M.Frederick, CharlesMurton, Julian
By organisation
Environmental Archaeology Lab
In the same journal
Royal Society Open Science
GeologyEarth and Related Environmental SciencesEcologyClimate Research

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 61 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 186 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf