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Late Pleistocene monsoon variability in northwest Thailand: an oxygen isotope sequence from the bivalve Margaritanopsis laosensis excavated in Mae Hong Son province

Marwick, Benjamin; Gagan, Michael

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Long, continuous records of Late Quaternary environmental change are rare in Southeast Asia, yet they are crucial for understanding the nature of early human dispersal and occupation in the Australasian region. We present a new record of palaeomonsoon activity extending back to 35,000 BP (years before the present), based on the analysis of oxygen isotope ratios (δ18O) in the freshwater bivalve Margaritanopsis laosensis excavated from the Tham Lod and Ban Rai rockshelters in Mae Hong Son...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70322
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.07.007

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