(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Holocene soil formation and soil erosion at a slope beneath the Neolithic earthwork Salzmünde (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DREIBRODT S. (1) ; JARECKI H. (2) ; LUBOS C. (3) ; KHAMNUEVA S.V. (1) ; KLAMM M. (2) ; BORK H.-R. (1) ;
(1) Inst. for Ecosystem Research, Univ., Kiel, ALLEMAGNE
(2) State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, Halle/Saale, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. for Physical Geography, Univ., Frankfurt/Main, ALLEMAGNE


Phases of formation and erosion of Holocene soils were reconstructed based on a sequence of buried soil horizons and colluvial layers at a lower slope section beneath the Neolithic earthwork of Salzmünde, located 12 km west of the city of Halle (Saale). The chronology is based on 8 radiocarbon ages of charcoal, soil organic matter as well as on archaeological age estimations of embedded artefacts. The results imply that the chernozem at the site might have been altered by prehistoric land use and altered further into a chernozem cambisol during a phase of slope stability of about 3 000 years between the Bronze Age and medieval times. The detected brunification processes took place at unexpected high rates


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 107 [pp. 1-14]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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