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STRATI 2013 pp 973-976 | Cite as

The Search for a Stratotype Section for the Late Pleistocene: Progress from the Fronte Section (Taranto Area, Italy)

  • Alessandra NegriEmail author
  • Alessandro Amorosi
  • Fabrizio Antonioli
  • Adele Bertini
  • Giuseppe Mastronuzzi
  • Stefano Marabini
  • Paolo Montagna
  • Veronica Rossi
  • Daniele Scarponi
  • Marco Taviani
  • Luigi Vigliotti
  • Gian Battista Vai
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

We present the results of detailed litho-, bio-, and magnetostratigraphic investigations along the Fronte section (Taranto, Italy), where the facies distribution is interpreted using a combined palaeoecological and sequence-stratigraphic approach. The data obtained so far suggest a continuous sedimentary record at the Fronte site, where the MIS 5e peak and subsequent highstand are documented, thus providing robust evidence for the Last Interglacial sedimentary interval.

Keywords

Chronostratigraphy Integrated approach Upper Pleistocene Taranto 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandra Negri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Amorosi
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Antonioli
    • 3
  • Adele Bertini
    • 4
  • Giuseppe Mastronuzzi
    • 5
  • Stefano Marabini
    • 2
  • Paolo Montagna
    • 6
  • Veronica Rossi
    • 2
  • Daniele Scarponi
    • 2
  • Marco Taviani
    • 6
  • Luigi Vigliotti
    • 6
  • Gian Battista Vai
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell’AmbienteUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e AmbientaliUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.ENEA, S. Maria di GaleriaRomeItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversity of FlorenceFirenzeItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Geologia e GeofisicaUniversity of BariBariItaly
  6. 6.Istituto di Scienze Marine ISMAR Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheBolognaItaly

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