The loess-palaeosol sequences (LPSs) are widespread archives of Pleistocene environmental change in Eurasia. In Europe, LPSs extend from the Atlantic regions of France in the NW via the Carpathian Basin to the continental plains to the north and east of the Black and Caspian seas. The chronology in most LPS studies is established by a single dating method only. This is not sufficient to determine a robust age model for the reconstruction of driving mechanisms for the dispersal of anatomical modern human by palaeoenvironmental research. The Balta Alba Kurgan (BAK) profile provides the preconditions to perform a multidisciplinary dating study based on magnetic stratigraphy, OSL dating and radiocarbon dating. We use an interbedded tephra layer as anchor point for the chronology. This tephra has been identified by glass shard geochemical fingerprinting as the Campanian Ignimbrite/Y-5 (39-40 ka BP).
Scheidt, S., Pötter, S., Bösken, J., Berg, S., Veres, D., Hambach, U., Lehmkuhl, F., Rethemeyer, J., Melles, M., Brückner, H., Klasen, N. (2019): A mutlidisciplinary chronology of a SE European last glacial loess archive: comparison of magnetic stratigraphy, tephrochronology, OSL dating, and radiocarbon dating. EGU General Assembly, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria
|Authors||Scheidt, S. and Pötter, S. and Bösken, J. and Berg, S. and Veres, D. and Hambach, U. and Lehmkuhl, F. and Rethemeyer, J. and Melles, M. and Brückner, H. and Klasen, N.|
|Title||A mutlidisciplinary chronology of a SE European last glacial loess archive: comparison of magnetic stratigraphy, tephrochronology, OSL dating, and radiocarbon dating|
|Organization||EGU General Assembly, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria|