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Late Glacial to Holocene relative sea-level change in Assynt, northwest Scotland, UK. / Hamilton, Christine A; Lloyd, Jeremy; Barlow, Natasha L M; Innes, James B; Flecker, Rachel; Thomas, Caleb P.

In: Quaternary Research, Vol. 84, No. 2, 09.2015, p. 214-222.

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Hamilton, CA, Lloyd, J, Barlow, NLM, Innes, JB, Flecker, R & Thomas, CP 2015, 'Late Glacial to Holocene relative sea-level change in Assynt, northwest Scotland, UK', Quaternary Research, vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 214-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2015.07.001

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Hamilton, C. A., Lloyd, J., Barlow, N. L. M., Innes, J. B., Flecker, R., & Thomas, C. P. (2015). Late Glacial to Holocene relative sea-level change in Assynt, northwest Scotland, UK. Quaternary Research, 84(2), 214-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2015.07.001

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Hamilton CA, Lloyd J, Barlow NLM, Innes JB, Flecker R, Thomas CP. Late Glacial to Holocene relative sea-level change in Assynt, northwest Scotland, UK. Quaternary Research. 2015 Sep;84(2):214-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2015.07.001

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Hamilton, Christine A ; Lloyd, Jeremy ; Barlow, Natasha L M ; Innes, James B ; Flecker, Rachel ; Thomas, Caleb P. / Late Glacial to Holocene relative sea-level change in Assynt, northwest Scotland, UK. In: Quaternary Research. 2015 ; Vol. 84, No. 2. pp. 214-222.

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