Definition of Holsteinian in English:
1Relating to or denoting an interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, following the Elster glaciation and corresponding to the Hoxnian in Britain.
- At the base of Holsteinian interglacial deposits, artifacts and remains of large mammals have been excavated.
- The studies concentrate on time intervals ranging from the Holocene to the Holsteinian, which show a high climatic variability and with a great impact on terrestrial ecosystems.
- Furthermore, no warm interglacial period has been recognised between the Holsteinian and Eemian in the neighbouring Baltic countries, Estonia and Latvia.
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