Unique Features of Interglacial Deposits (MIS 11, Eastern Poland): Comparison of Palaeobotanical and Geological Data
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.
KeywordsHolsteinian Interglacial MIS 11 Eastern Poland Meandering river Palaeobotanical data Sedimentology
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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