Middle Weichselian interstadial deposit at Petäjäselkä, Northern Finland

Pertti Sarala & Tiina Eskola
An inter-till stratified sediment deposit with intervening organic layer was identified at Petäjäselkä, northern Finland. The deposit lay under a peat bog and was itself underlain by a 3-m thick basal till bed. Sampling by percussion drilling revealed an intervening 1–15 cm thick organic layer between stratified sands at 5.5–6.0 m depth. The pollen composition of the organic layer was dominated by Pinus-Betula and its radiocarbon age was 35,300 ± 600 BP (14C). The estimated...