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Palaeoenvironmental variabilities: A multi-proxy study of lacustrine sediments from salt lakes in the Antequera region (Andalusia), Southern Spain

Abstract

Within the framework of the work of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 which investigates the history of the humankind, a multi-proxy analysis was applied on lacustrine sediments of Andalusia, Southern Spain. In this study different methods were applied on the sediments of the Laguna Dulce, Laguna Salada, Laguna de la Ratosa and the Laguna del Gosque to gain valuable information about past climate and environment, like the magnetic susceptibility, the X-ray fluorescence method and pollen analysis. Salt lakes constitute good archives of sediments and the south-western Mediterranean region represents an excellent site for palaeoclimate reconstruction. This and the proximity to archaeological sites on the Iberian Peninsula accounted for the selection of the research area, where variations of the past climate could be detected with the use of the geochemical and geophysical methods. The pollen analysis leads to interesting but unexpected results, which allowed no significant correlation with the indicated changes within the lacustrine sediments.

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Schröder, T. (2013): Palaeoenvironmental variabilities: A multi-proxy study of lacustrine sediments from salt lakes in the Antequera region (Andalusia), Southern Spain. RWTH Aachen

Authors Schröder, Tabea
Type mastersthesis
Title Palaeoenvironmental variabilities: A multi-proxy study of lacustrine sediments from salt lakes in the Antequera region (Andalusia), Southern Spain
Year 2013
School RWTH Aachen
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