Quaternary International 500, a milestone to be celebrated

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The first issue of Quaternary International appeared in 1989 and now, three decades later, we reach a milestone with Quaternary International, issue number 500.


QI 500 is an extra-Special Issue comprising a collection of articles of very high quality that reflect Quaternary research in its broadest scope. It includes a contribution about Giovanni Arduino - the man who invented the Quaternary, an updated version of the correlation table showing chronostratigraphic subdivisions of late Cenozoic geological time. QI 500 includes, furthermore, papers dealing with tephrochronology and volcanism, the large-scale vegetation history in China, stable carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) data from woolly mammoth fossils collected on Wrangle Island (NE Siberia) and a number of papers discussing sea-level change. Palaeolithic hominin subsistence behaviour is discussed in the paper on data from Blombos Cave (South Africa) and the paper entitled Neanderthals, Vitamin C, and Scurvy stresses the importance of vitamin C. The volume ends with a contribution about the extinction of the giant deer.


Promotional access to issue 500 is available until 8th January 2020 via the ScienceDirect weblink QI 500


Thijs van Kolfschoten

Editor-in-Chief Quaternary International


 Quaternary International (QI) is the official journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). The objectives are to publish a high-quality scientific journal under the auspices of the premier Quaternary association that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of INQUA and records recent advances in Quaternary science that appeal to a wide audience.