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Comment on “Abrupt warming events drove Late Pleistocene Holarctic megafaunal turnover”

Science  26 Feb 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6276, pp. 927
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3573

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Cooper et al. (Research Article, 7 August 2015, p. 602) combined the annual-layer-counted Greenland Ice Core Chronology 2005 with chronological information from the Hulu Cave and Cariaco Basin records to produce a “revised” time scale. We argue that their time scale is incompatible with the nature of annual-layer-counted time scales and may lead to seriously flawed conclusions if used elsewhere at face value.

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