These papers show how new research in the classic areas and Germany, but particularly in Eastern Europe, is radically altering views of the stratigraphy and palaeocology of the early-middle Pleistocene period, showing that major glaciations did not begin only in the late- middle Pleistocene.
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Preface -- Outline of the stratigraphy and vegetational history of the Cromer Forest-bed Formation /R.G.West -- Vertebrate faunas from the early Middle Pleistocene of East Anglia /A.J.Stuart -- The stratigraphical interpretation of large mammal remains from the Cromer Forest-bed Formation /A.M.Lister -- Early and Middle Pleistocene equids from Norfolk and northern Suffolk /A.Azzaroli -- Malacological evidence relating to the stratigraphical position of the Cromerian /T.Meijer & R.C.Preece -- Early Middle Pleistocene fossiliferous sediments in the Kesgrave Formation at Broomfield, Essex, England /P.L.Gibbard, M.M.Aalto, G.R.Coope, A.P.Currant, J.M.McGlade, S.M.Peglar, R. C Preece, C Turner, C.A Whiteman & R. C Wrayton -- A revised model for terrace formation and its significance for the early Middle Pleistocene terrace aggradations of north-east Essex, England /D.R.Bridgland & P.Allen -- Palaeoclimatic significance of mammalian faunas from Westbury Cave, Somerset, England /C.B.Stringer, P.Andrews & A.P.Currant -- The Cromerian Complex Stage of the Netherlands and correlation with other areas in Europe /W.H.Zagwijn -- Palynostratigraphy of the Middle Pleistocene sequence from Gottingen, Otto-Strasse /E.Griiger -- The interglacial site of Hunteburg near Quakenbriick (NW Germany) /J.Hahne -- The Karlich Interglacial site and its correlation with the Bilshausen sequence /F.Bittmann & H.Miiller -- On Pre-Wiirm glacial and interglacial deposits of the Rhine Glacier (South German Alpine Foreland, Upper Swabia, Baden-Wiirttemberg) /E.Bibus, W.Bludau, D.Ellwanger, K.Fromm, M.Kosel & A Schreiner -- Quaternary sections with palaeosols in southern Bavaria, Germany /H.Jerz & W.Grottenthaler -- TheMimomys-Arvicola boundary and the enamel thickness quotient (SDQ) of Arvicola as stratigraphic markers in the Middle Pleistocene /W. V Koenigswald & T.Van Kolfschoten -- Early Middle Pleistocene mammalian faunas from Karlich and Miesenheim I and their biostratigraphical implications /T.van Kolfschoten & E.Turner -- The importance of mammalian faunas from the early Middle Pleistocene of France /M-F.Bonifay -- The mammals of the latest Villafranchian in Italy /G.Ficcarelli, F.Masini, P.Mazza & D.Torre -- Possible 'Cromerian Complex' equivalent sequences in the Russian Plain /M.N.Alekseev -- The Ferdynandowian Interglacial and its stratigraphical position in the Middle Pleistocene of Europe /J.Rzechowski -- A brief survey of the early Middle Pleistocene in Europe /C.Turner -- The INQUA-approved provisional Lower-Middle Pleistocene boundary /G.M.Richmond -- Author index.
Department of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.