Late Pleistocene Climates of Beringia, Based on Analysis of Fossil Beetles

  title={Late Pleistocene Climates of Beringia, Based on Analysis of Fossil Beetles},
  author={Scott A. Elias},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={229 - 235}
  • S. Elias
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Quaternary Research
Abstract Thirty-one fossil beetle assemblages from central and eastern Beringia (Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and the now-submerged Bering Land Bridge) have yielded seasonal temperature estimates for the interval 43,550–9250 14C yr before present (yr B.P.). Estimates of the mean temperature of the warmest (TMAX) and coldest (TMIN) months were derived by the Mutual Climatic Range method. Assemblages from northern and western sites show a mid-Wisconsin interstadial TMAX warming from 35,000–30,000… 

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