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A widely dispersed group of terminal moraines marking the maximum southern extent of the Pleistocene ice‐sheets in northern Europe and Russia. There are several phases to the deposition of the Saale within the broad period 200 000 to 1 200 000 years ago, each representing retreats of the ice‐sheets. The oldest, represented as the most eroded deposits, are known as the Drenthe moraines, or in Russia the Dnieper moraines. The more recent, well defined and less eroded, are the Warthe moraines, or in Russia the Moscow moraines.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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