MIDDLE MIDLANDIAN FRESHWATER SERIES AT DERRYVREE, MAGUIRESBRIDGE, COUNTY FERMANAGH, NORTHERN IRELAND

EA COLHOUN, FW SHOTTON, JH DICKSON, AM McCABE

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    Abstract

    During February and March 1969 road excavations in Derryvree townland (H361390), section Co. Fermanagh, cut obliquely through a north-east to south-west trending drumlin 2 km north-east of Maguiresbridge (figure 1). The excavations revealed a freshwater deposit of silts and fine sands between two thick and distinct till sheets which formed the drumlin. The organic silts and fine sands contained a flora and fauna of full glacial aspect, which have given a $^{14}$C date of 30500$_{-1030}^{+1170}$ years B.P. (Birm. 166). The flora and fauna indicate that open tundra vegetation and a periglacial climatic regime prevailed in the area at this time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-292
    JournalProceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
    Volume180
    Issue number1060
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 1972

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