• Radiocarbon Chronology of the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Paleogeographic Events in Lake Baikal Region (Siberia)

      Krivonogov, S. K.; Takahara, Hikaru; Kuzmin, Yaroslav V.; Orlova, Lyobov A.; Jull, A. J. Timothy; Nakamura, Toshio; Miyoshi, Norio; Kawamuro, Kimiyasu; Bezrukova, Elena V. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2004-01-01)
      New radiocarbon dates obtained from Late Pleistocene and Holocene deposits of the southern, eastern, and northern shores of Lake Baikal in 1995-2001 are presented, and the most important results of paleoenvironmental studies based on 14C data are discussed. The following paleogeographic events were verified with the help of 14C dating: 1) first Late Pleistocene glaciation (Early Zyryan); 2) Middle Zyryan interstadial; 3) loess formation during the Late Zyryan (Sartan) deglaciation; 4) warm and cold events in the Late Glacial; and 5) vegetation changes and forest successions during the Late Glacial and Holocene.