, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 241–251 | Cite as

First 230Th/U date of Middle Pleistocene peat bog in Siberia (key section Krivosheino, Western Siberia)

  • Fedor E. MaksimovEmail author
  • Stanislav A. Laukhin
  • Khikmatulla A. Arslanov
  • Vladislav Yu. Kuznetsov
  • Galina N. Shilova


A 14C date older than 53900 yrs BP was obtained for the uppermost part of the buried peat bog in Krivosheino section (Middle Pleistocene of Western Siberia). These sediments also yielded 230Th/U dates of 195 −9.1 +10.8 ka using the leachate alone (L/L) and 204 −13 +17 ka using total sample dissolution (TSD) models. Peculiarities of 230Th/U dating are discussed. Palynological investigation of the buried peat bog together with underlying and overlaying sediments, and comparison with palynological data from Baikal and Elgygytgyn lakes revealed that the peat layer in Krivosheino section was formed at the end of Shirta Interglacial (Marine Isotopic-Oxygenous stages MIS-7), when climate conditions at all studied sites were more severe compared to the modern ones.


230Th/U dating palynological data palaeoclimates Middle Pleistocene Western Siberia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fedor E. Maksimov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stanislav A. Laukhin
    • 2
  • Khikmatulla A. Arslanov
    • 1
  • Vladislav Yu. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • Galina N. Shilova
    • 3
  1. 1.S.-Petersburg State UniversityS.-PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Earth Cryosphere Institute SB RAS & Moscow State Academy of Municipal Economy and BuildingTyumenRussia
  3. 3.Geographical Faculty of Moscow State University, Leninskye GoryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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