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Last interglacial sea levels and coastal caves in the Cape Province, South Africa

Auteurs :
HENDEY, Q. B.
VOLMAN, T. P.

Description :
The dating of the 6 to m shoreline in southern Africa as early Pleistocene prompted a reassessment of evidence from archaeological cave sites on the south coast of the Cape Province which had suggested that this shoreline is of last interglacial age. The successions in the caves at Klasies River Mouth and Die Kelders have been misinterpreted. In fact, they confirm a pre-last interglacial age for this feature. These sites, together with Herolds Bay Cave, indicate that in southern Africa the only last interglacial shoreline above present sea level is at about 4 m, and that it dates from isotope substage 5.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Quaternary research New York, 1986, vol. 25, n°. 2, p. 189-198, Références bibliographiques : 33 réf.

Date :
1986

Langue :
Anglais
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