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New evidence for the age of the Gubik Formation Alaskan North Slope

Quaternary Research

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DOI: 10.1016/0033-5894(83)90041-8

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Abstract

At several Alaskan North Slope localities south of the shore of the Arctic Ocean the Gubik Formation, herein regarded as latest Pliocene and Pleistocene in age, contains a marine unit at its base. Near Ocean Point and near Teshekpuk Lake this basal unit, or the lowest exposed marine unit, of the Gubik contains unusual, relatively warm-water marine mammals. Although these mammals have poorly known fossil histories, consideration of what is known suggests that the basal marine unit near Ocean Point is of latest Pliocene age, between 2.2 and 1.7 my old, and that the marine unit near Teshekpuk Lake is probably late Pleistocene, most likely correlating with the Sangamon Interglaciation and about 120,000 yr old. ?? 1983.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
New evidence for the age of the Gubik Formation Alaskan North Slope
Series title:
Quaternary Research
DOI:
10.1016/0033-5894(83)90041-8
Volume
19
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
356
Last page:
372
Number of Pages:
17