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By R.E. Taylor, Martin J. Aitken

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Since global battle II, there was great good fortune within the improvement of recent tools for courting artifacts; the so-called `radiocarbon revolution' used to be merely the 1st such discovery. The expanding accuracy of a number of the new concepts has led to significant adjustments in archaeological study thoughts. this crucial new textual content compiles the paintings of a few of contemporary so much leading edge archaeologists who summarize development of their respective concepts during the last 30 years - with an emphasis on advancements of the final 5 - and the prestige of present research.

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Comparison (adapted from Kaiser 1993) with thatin ice from the Greenland ice core, Dye 3, shown at (a), of the oxygen isotope ratio found in mollusc shells at Diittnau (b) and in lake marl at Gerzensee (c), both in Switzerland; the respective publications are (a) Siegenthaler e! a/. (1984), (b) Kaiser and Eicher (1987) , and (c) Eicher (1979), For all ratio scales, 1 division corresponds to 1 part per mil. All depth scales are in metres, The events indicated are: B = Bolling, OD = Older Dryas, A = Allerod, G= Gersensee deviation, YD = Younger Dryas, PB = Preboreal.

The current consensus favours core deformation as the most likely cause of the observed last interglacial isotopic variability principally due to non-reproducibility of the observed patterns in adjacent ice core and the absence of evidence of last interglacial climatic variability in ocean core archives (Keigwin et al. 1994; McManus et al. 1994). As noted earlier, it should be mentioned that some independent evidence supporting greater Eemian variability is obtained on land from magnetic susceptibility variations in lacustrine sediments from France and Germany (Thouveny et al.

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