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Post-glacial recolonization of Britain happened after 14,700 years BP

Quaternary Science Reviews Volume 28, Issues 19-20, September 2009, Pages 1895-1913doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.03.006 The early Lateglacial re-colonization of Britain: new radiocarbon evidence from Gough's Cave, southwest EnglandR.M. Jacobi and T.F.G. HighamAbstractGough's Cave is still Britain's most significant Later Upper Palaeolithic site. New ultrafiltered radiocarbon determinations on bone change our understanding of its occupation, by demonstrating that this lasted for only a very short span of time, at the beginning of the Lateglacial Interstadial (Greenland Interstadial 1 (GI-1: Bølling and Allerød)).
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