Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 26 Number 4: 121-194 - October 1964

A publication of the National Speleological Society

New Paris No. 4: A Late Pleistocene Cave Deposit in Bedford County, Pennsylvania
John E. Guilday, Paul S. Martin and Allen D. McCrady


Excavation of a 10-meter column of surface-derived matrix from Sinkhole No. 4 at New Paris, Bedford County, Pennsylvania produced a late Pleistocene biota: over 2,700 vertebrates, with an accompanying pollen profile. C-14 date is approximately 11,300 BP. The indicated environment is cool taiga parkland during the early phase of infill with progressive reforestation during a subsequent warming (but still boreal) period.

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