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Yukon River: Evidence for extensive migration during the holocene transgression

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Abstract

The shift of the Yukon River, during the Holocene sea-level transgression, from south of Nunivak Island during the Wisconsin maximum to its present location (a distance greater than 300 kilometers) is indicated by remanent channels, distinct subbottom structures, deltaic sediments, and anomalous rates of sediment accumulation on the continental shelf of the east-central Bering Sea. These features were produced as the ancestral river migrated northward across the easternmost part of this area before 11,000 years ago.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Yukon River: Evidence for extensive migration during the holocene transgression
Series title:
Science
Volume
179
Issue:
4079
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1230
Last page:
1232
Number of Pages:
3