Older Dryas


Discovered by Phil Sander and Al Krampert along the lakeshore ca. hundred meters south of Tobin Road (116th St in Kenosha, WI) in Fall 1968.  Storms in 1969 further exposed the 3"-thick layer of peat that contained some roots and wood.  They sampled one piece and submitted a subsample to R. C. Koeppen of the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, who identified it as Pinus strobus (eastern white pine).  Photos of the site suggest it is similar to, if not an extension of, the Southport site forest bed deposit.


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