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Stratigraphy, structure, absolute age, and paleontology of the upper Pleistocene deposits at Sankaty Head, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Geology

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DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<246:SSAAAP>2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

The Sankaty Head cliff exposes drift of at least two glaciations and interglacial marine deposits. Radiocarbon, amino-acid- racemization, and uranium-thorium analyses were used to determine the absolute ages of the beds. The results indicate that 1) the Sankaty Sand correlates with oxygen-isotope stage 5 (Sangamonian), 2) the underlying drift is older than stage 5 (Illinoian or older) , and 3) the overlying drift is Wisconsinan in age. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Stratigraphy, structure, absolute age, and paleontology of the upper Pleistocene deposits at Sankaty Head, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Series title:
Geology
DOI:
10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<246:SSAAAP>2.0.CO;2
Volume
10
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description:
7 p.
First page:
246
Last page:
252
Number of Pages:
7
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Nantucket Island, Sankaty Head
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N
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