Pleistocene Paleoenvironments

  • Vojen Ložek
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


Moravia is an important crossroads demonstrating the interplay of influences from the oceanic west and the continental east, as well as from the cool north and the warm south, which supported migrations of fauna, flora, and prehistoric humans. The Fennoscandinavian glaciation twice penetrated the Moravian Gate, meeting its extreme limit at the continental divide between the Baltic and Black Sea drainage areas, that is, between the catchment areas of the Odra and Bečva Rivers. For this reason, the Moravian Gate is one of the few places in Europe in which Pleistocene sequences forming the context between the Scandinavian and Alpine glaciations can be continuously traced.


Bohemian Massif Slope Sediment Cave Entrance Fossil Soil Loess Sequence 


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