Geochronometria

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 172–181 | Cite as

Geochronology of vegetation stages of south-east Baltic coast (Kaliningrad region) during the middle and Late Holocene

  • Khikmatulla Arslanov
  • Olga Druzhinina
  • Larisa Savelieva
  • Dmitry Subetto
  • Ivan Skhodnov
  • Pavel Dolukhanov
  • Gennady Kuzmin
  • Sergey Chernov
  • Fedor Maksimov
  • Segey Kovalenkov
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Abstract

The raised bog sediments that have been continuously accumulated over time represent the most suitable natural object which enables us to reconstruct Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation and palaeoclimates. Bog peat consists of organic carbon formed in situ. It contains moss, plant fragments and microfossils that are necessary for the study of palaeovegetation and palaeoclimate. However, a successful study of palaeoenvironment can be carried out on the basis of investigation of a great quantity of samples along the whole peatbog thickness. In the present paper, the authors present the results of palynological, botanical investigations and radiocarbon dating of 31 peat samples taken from the raised bog Velikoye, located in the eastern part of Kaliningrad Region. The data obtained have enabled us to reconstruct the palaeovegetation, reveal the evolution of the bog and determine rate of peat formation at different evolutional stages over the last 7500 cal BP.

Keywords

raised bog evolution palynological analyses radiocarbon dating reconstruction of palaeovegetation history 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Khikmatulla Arslanov
    • 1
  • Olga Druzhinina
    • 2
  • Larisa Savelieva
    • 1
  • Dmitry Subetto
    • 3
  • Ivan Skhodnov
    • 4
  • Pavel Dolukhanov
    • 5
  • Gennady Kuzmin
    • 6
  • Sergey Chernov
    • 1
  • Fedor Maksimov
    • 1
  • Segey Kovalenkov
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Geography and GeoecologySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.I. Kant State University of RussiaKaliningradRussia
  3. 3.Faculty of Geography of Herzen State Pedagogical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Scientific Research Center “Prebaltic Archaeology”KaliningradRussia
  5. 5.School of Historical StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK
  6. 6.All-Russian Research Institute of Peat IndustrySt. PetersburgRussia

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