The subdivision and zonation of interglacial periods

C. Turner & R. G. West
It is becoming ever more difficult to study and compare the increasing number of pollen diagrams from sites in different parts of North-West Europe or from different interglacial periods, because of the diversity of zonation schemes used by different authors. Iversen (1958) and Andersen (1966) have nevertheless shown similar cycles of vegetational and edaphic changes have taken place during each of the major interglacial periods. The authors here suggest that during each interglacial a series...