A new technique for volumetric sampling of sediment cores for concentrations of pollen and other microfossils

Daniel R. Engstrom, Louis J. Maher

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Abstract

An accurate volumetric method is described to extract small sediment samples from lake cores. A cylindrical section is sliced from the core and its center removed with a small boring device. The original sediment volume is not distorted, and sampling error is significantly less than that reported for other volumetric techniques. The method was developed to study absolute pollen concentrations, but is suitable for other microfossils as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume14
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1972
Externally publishedYes

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