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Loesschronology and archaeology in loess in Western Central Europe

Abstract

During the 20th century, comparative loess chronology essentially relied on loess-paleosol sequences (LPS) linking to regional records. Archaeological data –particularly those of Middle Paleolithic (300–40 ka BP) and Upper Paleolithic (43–14.5 ka BP) open-air sites –had been derived from such composed interregional age models of loess deposition. The growing importance of new methods, such as geochemical description of LPS and OSL-dating, led to revisions and corrections, rather than refinement, of the previous loess chronology: as a general tendency. Loess chronology nowadays appears as much more discontinuous and variable than previously thought. This paper discusses possible consequences concerning our knowledge about environmental change during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene and the associated human population history.

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Lehmkuhl, F., Richter, J. (2019): Loesschronology and archaeology in loess in Western Central Europe. International Workshop Loess and Archeology, 27-29 November 2019, Aachen, Germany, DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-2019-10562

Authors Lehmkuhl, F. and Richter, J.
Type presentation
Title Loesschronology and archaeology in loess in Western Central Europe
DOI 10.18154/RWTH-2019-10562
Year 2019
Organization International Workshop Loess and Archeology, 27-29 November 2019, Aachen, Germany
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