Older Dryas Phase

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A biostratigraphic subdivision of the late Devensian Stage in which sub‐Arctic conditions prevailed; the second of three subdivisions of the North Atlantic cold‐climatic phase known as the Dryas. Godwin's pollen zone Ic corresponds with the Older Dryas in Britain, marked by tundra vegetation. The Older Dryas spans the period from c.10 000 bc down to c.9800 bc in northern Europe.

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