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Database of pleistocene periglacial featuresin France: description of the online version

Abstract : A database of Pleistocene periglacial features in France has been compiled from a review of academic literature and reports of rescue archaeology, the analysis of aerial photographs and new field surveys. Polygons, soil stripes, ice-wedge pseudomorphs, sand wedges and composite wedge pseudomorphs are included in the database together with their geographic coordinates, geological context, description and associated references. It is hoped that this database, which aim is to be integrated in broader studies, will stimulate further work on past permafrost reconstruction and will favour greater understanding of the climatic events that lead to the formation of the periglacial features. The database is available online on the AFEQ-CNF INQUA website ( A folder that contains photographs and sketches of the features is also available on request.
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Eric Andrieux, Pascal Bertran, Pierre Antoine, Laurent Deschodt, Arnaud Lenoble, et al.. Database of pleistocene periglacial featuresin France: description of the online version. Quaternaire, AFEQ-CNF INQUA, 2016, pp.329-339. ⟨10.4000/quaternaire.7717⟩. ⟨hal-02346049⟩



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