Archive for January 2012

Tephra deposits in the western Anatolia

January 27, 2012

Source: geology.sdsu.edu

Kazancı et al. from Ankara University published a paper in Global and Planetary Change about a tephra deposits in the Çardak area of Denizli. Its formation time is between 5380 ± 90 and 2395 ± 65 yrs cal BP according to radiocarbon dating of two palaeosol layers within the colluvium. These discoveries showed that very strong volcanic eruption occurred in the Aegean Sea apart from the Santorini explosion. Please refer to http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.09.007

 

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Fossil elephants in Turkey

January 27, 2012

Albayrak and Lister have been published a study in Quaternary International about the first detailed study of elephant remains from five localities. The radiocarbon dates indicate the ages to 3500 BP, the range of Asian elephant extended as far west as south-east Turkey. This interesting study can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.05.042

Source: west-runton.ukfossils.co.uk

Sedimentary deposits in the Istanbul’s Byzantine harbour

January 27, 2012

Bony et al. published an interesting study in Quaternary International about a Byzantine harbour (Theodosian harbour) which has been uncovered during excavations in Istanbul. The stratigraphic sequence goes back to 7000 BP. In the marine part of the sedimentary sequence, the authors interpreted high-energy deposit as tsunami deposits and related to the earthquake of 557 AD. You can find more info at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.03.031.

Source: nautarch.tamu.edu

Late autumn–winter precipitation in northeast Turkey

January 27, 2012

Jex et al. published a short paper in Quaternary Research about speleothem-derived reconstruction of late autumn–winter precipitation in Gümüşhane, northeast Turkey. The observation goes back to ~ AD 1500 leading to the first long winter precipitation reconstruction for this region. Please refer to http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2011.01.005 for more information.

Source: Ansto