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Relationship of cave fills to glaciation in the Nelson River Valley, Central Western Tasmania.

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Kiernan, K (1983) Relationship of cave fills to glaciation in the Nelson River Valley, Central Western Tasmania. Australian Geographer, 15 (6). pp. 367-375. ISSN 0004-9182

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Abstract

Glacial diversion of the Nelson River into a limestone floored valley promoted karst development. This diversion occurred prior to the Last Glacial Stage. Outwash gravels of pre-Last Glacial age are preserved within a meander cutoff cave and indicate cavern infilling and only minimal cave enlargement during the cold climatic stage. Equivocal evidence exists for human occupation of one cave immediately prior to the late Last Glacial Maximum, when mechanically weathered limestone fragments were precipitated onto the cave floor. Extensive erosion of the cave fills has occurred during postglacial time.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Geographer
Page Range: pp. 367-375
ISSN: 0004-9182
Additional Information: The definitive published version is available online at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 00:41
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2010 00:41
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10101
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