Freshwater Peat on the Continental Shelf

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Science  08 Dec 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3806, pp. 1301-1307
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3806.1301


Freshwater peats from the continental shelf off northeastern United States contain the same general pollen sequence as peats from ponds that are above sea level and that are of comparable radiocarbon ages. These peats indicate that during glacial times of low sea level terrestrial vegetation covered the region that is now the continental shelf in an unbroken extension from the adjacent land areas to the north and west.