Paleoclimatological Analysis of Late Quaternary Cores from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico

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Science  26 Sep 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4208, pp. 1083-1088
DOI: 10.1126/science.189.4208.1083


Oxygen isotopic, radiocarbon, and micropaleontological analysis of deep-sea cores from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico identify an episode of rapid ice melting and sea-level rise at about 9600 years B.C. This age coincides, within the limits of all errors, with the age of the Valders ice readvance and with the age assigned by Plato to the flood he describes.