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International Journal of Earth Sciences

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 387–388 | Cite as

Comment on Maravelis et al. “Accretionary prism–forearc interactions as reflected in the sedimentary fill of southern Thrace Basin (Lemnos Island, NE Greece)”

  • L. Caracciolo
  • G. Meinhold
  • S. Critelli
  • H. von Eynatten
  • P. Manetti
Discussion

This contribution is intended to shed light on the content of the paper by Maravelis et al. (2015) about the evolution of the island of Limnos, a small portion of the Cenozoic Thrace Basin (Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria). Although we appreciate their approach to use sediment provenance for paleotectonic reconstructions, we have concerns how this subject has been dealt with and how it is presented to the scientific community. Most of our criticism is about the attempt of Maravelis et al. to provide a review of the evolution of the Thrace Basin using (1) an inadequate dataset, (2) an inadequate area (Limnos is <5 % of the Thrace Basin) and (3) the interpretation provided by different authors in previous papers without properly citing the source of the information.

In their introduction section, Maravelis et al. (2015) summarise the results from previous provenance studies done in the whole Thrace Basin (extending through Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey). Interestingly, they do not mention the...

Keywords

Continental Crust Accretionary Prism Lithic Fragment Volcanic Material Trace Element Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Caracciolo
    • 1
  • G. Meinhold
    • 2
  • S. Critelli
    • 3
  • H. von Eynatten
    • 2
  • P. Manetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Chemostrat, Sandtrak UnitWelshpoolUK
  2. 2.Abteilung Sedimentologie/UmweltgeologieGeowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Georg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra (DIBEST)Università della CalabriaRendeItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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