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STRATI 2013 pp 569-572 | Cite as

Unique Features of Interglacial Deposits (MIS 11, Eastern Poland): Comparison of Palaeobotanical and Geological Data

  • Irena A. PidekEmail author
  • Tomasz Zieliński
  • Sławomir Terpilowski
  • Piotr Czubla
  • Anna Hrynowiecka
  • Jarosław Kusiak
  • Anna Godlewska
  • Paweł Zieliński
  • Marzena Malek
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

This paper describes a unique succession of alluvial deposits from the Holsteinian Interglacial in eastern Poland. The succession was studied in terms of sedimentology, palaeobotany, and thermoluminescence (TL) geochronology. The interglacial alluvial succession includes two facies of a meandering river: point bar and oxbow. TL ages of point bar deposits and palaeobotanical analysis of oxbow lake deposits allow us to associate the deposits with the initial phases (preoptimum period) of the Holsteinian Interglacial. Specific palaeoenvironmental conditions did not favour the formation of a complete interglacial biogenic–clastic succession as it was deposited in the shallow oxbow lake, which underwent rapid eutrophication.

Keywords

Holsteinian Interglacial MIS 11 Eastern Poland Meandering river Palaeobotanical data Sedimentology 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was financially supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education project No. N N306 198739, entitled “Climatic cycles of the Middle Pleistocene recorded in a sedimentary succession in the Łuków region (eastern Poland)”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena A. Pidek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomasz Zieliński
    • 2
  • Sławomir Terpilowski
    • 1
  • Piotr Czubla
    • 3
  • Anna Hrynowiecka
    • 4
  • Jarosław Kusiak
    • 1
  • Anna Godlewska
    • 1
  • Paweł Zieliński
    • 1
  • Marzena Malek
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Geoecology and PalaeogeographyMaria Curie-Skłodowska UniversityLublinPoland
  2. 2.Institute of GeologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Laboratory of GeologyŁódź UniversityŁódźPoland
  4. 4.Polish Geological Institute, National Research Institute, Marine Geology BranchGdańskPoland
  5. 5.POLGEOL S.A. Geological Enterprise, Lublin OfficeLublinPoland

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