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A Late Quaternary Stratigraphic Framework for Eastern Mediterranean Sapropel S1 Based on AMS 14C Dates and Stable Oxygen Isotopes

  • S R Troelstra (a1), G M Ganssen (a1), Klaas van der Borg (a2) and A F M de Jong (a2)

Abstract

Detailed stable oxygen isotope analyses coupled with AMS 14C measurements on an eastern Mediterranean sapropel S1 sequence indicate that adverse bottom conditions persisted for ca 8000 years. AMS dates on additional sequences show that complete bottom anoxia lasted for 300-800 years. The S1 event is not synchronous throughout the eastern Mediterranean, but started earlier in the deeper parts of the basin.

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