The Allt Odhar (Moy) Interstadial site

Merritt, Jon. 2017 The Allt Odhar (Moy) Interstadial site. In: Merritt, Jonathan; Auton, Clive; Phillips, Emrys, (eds.) The Quaternary around Nairn and the Inverness Firth, Scotland : Field Guide. London, UK, Quaternary Research Association, 176-183.

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The Allt Odhar site [NH 798 368] lies at c. 371 m OD on the Moy Estate, some 16 km south - east of Inverness (Fig. 100). Preserved within a sequence of glacial deposits, there is a notable bed of compressed peat containing pollen, insect remains and plant macrofossils (Me rritt, 1990b , 1993 ). Analysis of pollen, plant - macrofossil and beetle remains has allowed a detailed reconstruction of environmental conditions during an Early Devensian interstadial. The close proximity (9 km) of this site to Dalcharn is of significance be cause they are the first sites from the mainland of Scotland to provide evidence of wooded conditions during both an interstadial and an interglacial period of the Middle or Late Quaternary. The deposits also have significant potential for establishing a d etailed glacial history of the area (Merritt et al. , 2017)

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
ISBN: 0907780288
Additional Keywords: Interstadial, Early Devensian, Inverness
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 17 Oct 2018 11:53 +0 (UTC)

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