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Late Quaternary Sea-Level Changes and the Palaeohistory of Palawan Island, Philippines

Robles, Emil; Piper, Philip; Ochoa, Janine; Lewis, Helen; Paz, Victor; Ronquillo, Wilfredo


Palaeogeographic reconstructions of Palawan Island using Geographic Information Systems based on present-day bathymetry show extensive changes in land area with respect to sea-level fluctuations during the Late Quaternary. Our analysis shows that a lowering of at least 135 meters from present-day levels is needed in order to expose a narrow land connection between Palawan and Sundaland. This most likely last occurred during OIS 12 (ca. 440 Ka) and probably OIS 16 (ca. 630 Ka), facilitating...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01-02
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2014.880758


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