Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Günz Glacial Maximum

First major glacial episode (earliest) in the Alpine glacial sequence, which lasted from more than 700 kya until about 450 kya; often divided into two peaks, Günz I and Günz II.

See Mindel, Riss and Würm glacial maxima, and GünzMindel (Cromerian), Mindel-Riss (Holstein), and Riss-Würm interglacials (or interstadials).

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