• Studies on the Loess Deposits of the Kashmir Valley and 14C Dating

      Kusumgar, Sheela; Agrawal, D. P.; Krishnamurthy, R. V. (American Journal of Science, 1980-01-01)
      The loessic deposits along with their palaeosols of the Kashmir Valley have been 14C dated using both organic and carbonate fractions. The 14C dates on both the fractions show good concordance. The 14C dates indicate that the last deglaciation in Kashmir (34 degrees N) already started ca 18,000 +/- 1000 BP at ca 1600m and ca 15,000 BP at ca 3000m altitude and thus support the recent global evidence of deglaciation having started several millennia before the Holocene.