(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Land use history and historical soil erosion at Albersdorf (northern Germany) - Ceased agricultural land use after the pre-historical period

published at : Sediment dynamics. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

REISS S. (1) ; DREIBRODT S. (2) ; LUBOS C.C.M. (2) ; BORK H.-R. (2) ;
(1) Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the state Brandenburg, Postdam, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Ecology Centre, Christian Albrechts Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE


The Holocene landscape history and historical soil erosion were reconstructed at Albersdorf (Schleswig-Holstein) from soils and colluvial layers. In contrast to many landscapes in central Europe, agricultural land use and soil erosion were more frequent during pre-historical times, whereas it has almost ceased after the advent of history. Pre-historical soil erosion rates were reconstructed with no significant differences between the prehistoric cultural phases. The study of buried soils within the soil/soil-sediment-sequences provided evidence for an acceleration of soil formation processes probably as a consequence of excessive prehistoric woodland pasture on poor sandy soils. The results from Albersdorf are compared with data from other sites in Germany to test whether they are significant on a local or regional scale


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no 2 [pp. 107-118]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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