The Upper Pleistocene geoarchives in the south-eastern Carpathian Basin are represented predominantly by loess–palaeosol records. In 2015, a 10 m sediment core composed of clay-rich lacustrine sediments was recovered by vibracoring a dry lake basin located between the Vršac Mountains (Serbia) and the Banat Sands in the south-eastern Carpathian Basin; a location relevant for placing regional archaeological results in a palaeoenvironmental context. Here, we present results from geoelectrical prospection and a lithostratigraphic interpretation of this sequence supported by a detailed granulometric study supplemented by ostracod analysis. An age model based on luminescence dating is discussed against sedimentological proxy data and its implication for palaeoenvironmental change. The cores show a stratigraphy of lighter ochre-coloured and darker greyish sediment, related to the deposition of clay and silt trapped in an aquatic environment. Geophysical measurements show ~20 m thick lacustrine sediments. The grain-size distributions including the variability in fine clay are indicative of a lacustrine environment. Fine particles were brought into the depositional environments by aquatic input and settled from suspension; also, direct dust input is constrained by grain-size results. Riverine input and aeolian dust input interplayed at the locality.
Zeeden, C., Hambach, U., Klasen, N., Fischer, P., Schulte, P., Nett, J., Veres, D., Obreht, I., Chu, W., Papadopoulou, M., Viehberg, F., Schäbitz, F., Gavrilov, M., Markovic, S., Vött, A., Lehmkuhl, F. (2021): Sedimentology of a Late Quaternary lacustrine record from the south-eastern Carpathian Basin. – In: Journal of Quaternary Science, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3297
|Authors||Zeeden, Christian and Hambach, Ulrich and Klasen, Nicole and Fischer, Peter and Schulte, Philipp and Nett, Janina J. and Veres, Daniel and Obreht, Igor and Chu, Wei and Papadopoulou, Maria and Viehberg, Finn and Schäbitz, Frank and Gavrilov, Milivoj B. and Markovic, Slobodan B. and Vött, Andreas and Lehmkuhl, Frank|
|Title||Sedimentology of a Late Quaternary lacustrine record from the south-eastern Carpathian Basin|
|Journal||Journal of Quaternary Science|