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Geomorphological evolution of the Petrovaradin Fortress Palaeolithic site (Novi Sad, Serbia)

Abstract

Two phases of archaeological investigation were performed in the Novi Sad City Museum at Petrovaradin Fortress. In this study, we summarize the results of geo-archaeological investigations of the second period of excavation inside the Novi Sad City Museum building. The fortress is situated on a Danube terrace with the top of the bedrock at ca.123m asl. The investigated section consists of undisturbed fine-sandy silt. The grain-size distribution of the sediments indicates clearly its
alluvial reworking but shows also a general similarity with typical primary loess in the region. All analyzed proxies indicate slightly stronger weathering in the upper part of the profile. Luminescence ages suggest that the investigated sequence covers the last glacial period and the terrace presumably formed during MIS 4. Subsequently, the Danube started its incision at the start of the nextwarmer period (MIS 3) onward. This terrace age and elevation enable us to derive an uplift rate of the terrace
of ca. 0.73 mm/a for the last 60 ka, which seems to increase towards the present. Basal loessicmaterial, in which artifacts occur, likely in the reworked position, indicate that the area close to today’s Petrovaradin Fortress was already inhabited in MIS 5.

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Markovic, S., Vandenberghe, J., Stevens, T., Mihailovic, D., Gavrilov, M., Radakovic, M., Zeeden, C., Obreht, I., Peric, Z., Nett, J., Lehmkuhl, F. (2020): Geomorphological evolution of the Petrovaradin Fortress Palaeolithic site (Novi Sad, Serbia). – In: Quaternary Research, DOI: 10.1017/qua.2020.88

Authors Markovic, Slobodan B. and Vandenberghe, Jef and Stevens, Thomas and Mihailovic, Dusan and Gavrilov, Milivoj B. and Radakovic, Milica G. and Zeeden, Christian and Obreht, Igor and Peric, Zoran M. and Nett, Janina J. and Lehmkuhl, Frank
Type article
Title Geomorphological evolution of the Petrovaradin Fortress Palaeolithic site (Novi Sad, Serbia)
DOI 10.1017/qua.2020.88
Journal Quaternary Research
Year 2020
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