Due to its location in an endorheic basin the Laguna Grande in southern Spain represents a well conserved climate archive for paleoclimatologists to reconstruct the climate of the Holocene of the Iberian Peninsula, particularly in southern Spain. Necessary data were obtained by analyzing drilled lacustrine sediment sequences. Integrated in the C3 project of the Collaborative Research Center 806 “Our Way To Europe” the study focuses on investigations concerning climate anomalies and environmental conditions during the last 190,000 years including the Middle/Upper Pleistocene and the Holocene.
By the conduction of sedimentological and geochemical investiagtions, such as a macroscopical description of the drilling core or CNS and XRF Analysis, the goal was to formulate hypotheses concerning the local and regional climatic and environmental conditions and changes which have influenced the spreading of the Homo sapiens on his way to Central Europe. Obtained data of these investigations including organic matter contents and elemental ratios function as basis for this study.
Baum, M. (2015): Geochemical and sedimentological study of lacustrine sediments of the Laguna Grande, Southern Spain.
|Title||Geochemical and sedimentological study of lacustrine sediments of the Laguna Grande, Southern Spain|