1st Edition

Quaternary of South America and Antarctic Peninsula

Edited By

Jorge Rabassa




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ISBN 9789061917847
Published December 31, 1989 by CRC Press
380 Pages

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Book Description

This volume contains a range of topics from quaternary vertebrate palaeontology in Argentina and biostratigraphy of uppermost Cenozoic in the Pampas. It determines the ice-rafted lithoclasts by the observation on thin slides, the latter issued from the rock sustratum of the Antarctic continent.

Table of Contents

1. Nature and origin of recent sediments in the Scotia Sea (northeastern Antarctic Peninsula) 2. Character and ages of Pleistocene drifts in a transect across the Strait of Magellan 3. Shallow marine and fluvial environments of Quaternary deposits in Pehuen-Có Beach, Buenos Aires, Argentina 4. Pollen and spores from the type locality of Puesto Berrondo soil at the Rio Salado, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 5. Quaternary landforms of southeastern San Juan Province, Argentina 6. Taphonomy and paleoecology of Holocene molluscs from the western margin of the Merin Lagoon (Villa Soriano Fm, Uruguay) 7. Statistic study of the Holocene fresh water malacofauna from the Agua Blanca Formation, Arroyo Napostá Grande, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 8. Holocene macrobenthic molluscan associations from northeastern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 9. A Late Holocene dry period in the Argentine plains 10. Pollen analysis of discontinuous stratigraphical sequences: Holocene at Cerro La China locality (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 11. A Quaternary diatom flora and invertebrate fauna from Arroyo 12. Aquifer characteristics of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 13. Geohydrological aspects of the Holocene in Argentina 14. Latitude of the surface high-pressure belt over western South America during the last 500 years as inferred from tree-ring analysis 15. Dendrochronological studies in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina 16. Late-Glacial and Holocene of Argentine Tierra del Fuego 17. Preliminary results of the Argentine-Polish Paleolimnological Project at Lago Yehuin, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (Southern tip of South America): Evolution of biota and landscape at the marginal zone of the last glaciation 18. Fossil remains of Nothofagus and other plants in Quaternary sediments of Gable Island, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

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