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Oldest Dryas Phase


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A biostratigraphic subdivision of the late Devensian Stage in which Arctic conditions prevailed; the earliest of three subdivisions of the North Atlantic cold‐climatic phase known as the Dryas. Godwin's pollen zone Ia corresponds with the Oldest Dryas in Britain, marked by tundra vegetation. The Oldest Dryas spans the period from c.13 000 bc down to c.10 500 bc in northern Europe.

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