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Li, Chenzhi; Postl, Alexander; Böhmer, Thomas; Dolman, Andrew M; Herzschuh, Ulrike (2021): Harmonized chronologies of a global late Quaternary pollen dataset (LegacyAge 1.0). PANGAEA,

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This dataset presents global revised age models for taxonomically harmonized fossil pollen records. The age-depth models were established from mostly Intcal20-calibrated radiocarbon datings with a predefined parameter setting. 1032 sites are located in North America, 1075 sites in Europe, 488 sites in Asia. In the Southern Hemisphere, there are 150 sites in South America, 54 in Africa, and 32 in the Indopacific region. Datings, mostly C14, were retrieved from the Neotoma Paleoecology Database (, with additional data from Cao et al. (2020;, Cao et al. (2013, and our own collection. The related age records were revised by applying a similar approach, i.e., using the Bayesian age-depth modeling routine in R-BACON software.
We complement the data publication by providing the source information on the references (most data are related to Neotoma) as a table linked to each Dataset ID. The data set and site IDs are from Neotoma if the data sets are derived from the Neotoma repository. In case of our own data collection efforts (Cao et al. (2020), Cao et al. (2013) and our own data), we used the already published PANGAEA event names in case they are related to the data or created our own site names with referencing to geographical regions similar to the Neotoma data naming principle.
age depth model; BACON; fossil pollen; Neotoma; radiocarbon dates
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Li, Chenzhi; Postl, Alexander; Böhmer, Thomas; Cao, Xianyong; Dolman, Andrew M; Herzschuh, Ulrike (accepted): Harmonized chronologies of a global late Quaternary pollen dataset (LegacyAge 1.0). Earth System Science Data Discussions,
Further details:
Median Latitude: 42.711324 * Median Longitude: -14.493654 * South-bound Latitude: -62.628611 * West-bound Longitude: -179.939500 * North-bound Latitude: 78.491667 * East-bound Longitude: 179.623611
Date/Time Start: 1938-06-26T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-03-18T00:00:00
Minimum ELEVATION: -4100 m a.s.l. * Maximum ELEVATION: 5058 m a.s.l.
02DIOGO_neotoma (Diogo) * Latitude: 15.266667 * Longitude: -16.800000
02GUIERS (Lake Guiers) * Latitude: 16.235675 * Longitude: -15.862940 * Location: Africa
3-OEUFS (Trois-Oeufs) * Latitude: 47.368050 * Longitude: -0.740000 * Elevation: 14.0 m * Comment: Riverine. Physiography: Loire River. Surrounding vegetation: cultivated fields. Location: close to Loire river
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventLi, Chenzhi
2Reference/sourceReferenceLi, ChenzhiEvent
3IdentificationIDLi, ChenzhiSite
4IdentificationIDLi, ChenzhiDataset
5SiteSiteLi, Chenzhi
6LONGITUDELongitudeLi, ChenzhiGeocode
7LATITUDELatitudeLi, ChenzhiGeocode
8ContinentContLi, Chenzhi
9ELEVATIONElevationm a.s.l.Li, ChenzhiGeocode
10TypeTypeLi, Chenzhiof data
11Location typeLoc typeLi, Chenzhi
12DescriptionDescriptionLi, ChenzhiSite Description from Neotoma
13Reference/sourceReferenceLi, ChenzhiFirst publication
14Reference/sourceReferenceLi, ChenzhiAgeModel
15Method commentMethod commLi, Chenzhi
16ReplicatesRepl#Li, ChenzhiNumber of datings
17Age, minimum/youngAge minkaLi, Chenzhi
18Age, maximum/oldAge maxkaLi, Chenzhi
19Age, differenceAge diffkaLi, Chenzhi
Curation Level: Enhanced curation (CurationLevelC)
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