Baffin Island Refugia Older than 54,000 Years

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Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1378-1380
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1378


Two radiocarbon determinations on marine shells from the east coast of Baffin Island give ages exceeding 50,000 years. These findings indicate the existence of unglaciated areas ( refugia) between fiords occupied by outlet glaciers flowing toward Baffin Bay, from the central part of the Wisconsin ice sheet, over the Foxe Basin—Hudson Bay area.