(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Small valley bottom deposits in the sandy districts of the Sarthe basin (France) : climatic and/or human origin?

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The A. reconstructs the geomorphic evolution of the small valleys through the analyses of recent and past infilling. The coarse alluvium with flints, which reached the main valleys prior to the Subboreal, was transported by greater flows than those which resulted from later human-induced flood discharges, where flints were not evacuated from the small valleys. Radiocarbon dates of peat set those deposits in the Iron Age, in the transition from Antiquity to the Medieval period, at the end of the optimum climatique de l'an Mil and during the Little Ice Age. Now, human-induced flood discharges reach again the main valleys


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 45, no3-4 [pp. 309-323]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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