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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Organic remains in glacial drifts and interglacial deposits are relatively abundant in Iowa and serve as valuable aids for the resolution of certain Pleistocene problems. The existence of fossils in the glacial deposits was early recognized and became one of the criteria for the separation of drift sheets (McGee, 1878). In 1895 T. C. Chamberlain noted the presence of peat separating two tills in the Afton Junction-Thayer region of Union County, Iowa. The name Aftonian was applied in connection with these interglacial deposits and has become the established designation of the oldest recognized interglacial stage in North America.

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

307

Last Page

321

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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