Quaternary Glaciations in Illinois

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During the Quaternary, Illinois was glaciated by the Laurentide Ice Sheet at least four times. New OSL ages on sand and gravel deposits indicate the penultimate glaciation occurred from ca.180-150 ka. New radiocarbon ages on fossils in ice-walled lake plains have refined the deglacial chronology of the last glaciation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-487
Number of pages21
JournalDevelopments in Quaternary Science
StatePublished - Jul 6 2011


  • Episodes
  • Illinois
  • Pre-Illinois
  • Sangamon
  • Wisconsin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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