Sea Levels 7,000 to 20,000 Years Ago

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Science  11 Aug 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3789, pp. 684-687
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3789.684


Relative sea levels for early post-Pleistocene time are best known from radiocarbon dates of sediments on the continental shelves off Texas and off northeastern United States. Differences in indicated rates of the rise of relative sea level and in depths of the shelf-breaks reveal differential vertical movement of the two shelves during this time, with the result that the Atlantic shelf has sunk with respect to the Texas shelf.