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Free Content New Late Pleistocene faunal assemblages from Podhale Basin, Western Carpathians, Poland: preliminary results

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Interdisciplinary studies in Obłazowa Cave undertaken near its western entrance and in a new archaeological site in Cisowa Rock yielded finely layered sedimentary sequences with an abundant fossil fauna of mainly small vertebrates and scarce archaeological finds. In this paper we present a preliminary palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of the sequences dated around MIS 2/MIS 1 boundary on the basis of small mammal assemblages. The faunal changes appear to be gradual in spite of abrupt climatic changes expected to occur at that time. The environmental and faunal results are discussed with other sequences of similar age in Poland.

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Keywords: FOSSIL FAUNA; HABITAT AND CLIMATE CHANGE; OBŁAZOWA CAVE; RADIOCARBON DATING; STEPPE-TUNDRA

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2015

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  • Acta zoologica cracoviensia is an international journal for rapid publication. The journal includes original contributions on systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, ecology and paleontology of terrestrial and fresh-water animals worldwide. Descriptions of new taxa are welcome, including single species. All papers are subject to peer reviews In the years between 2005 and 2011 the journal was published in two separate series: Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia – Series A: Vertebrata and Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia - Series B: Invertebrata

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