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Document title

Comments on the neotectonics of the coastal zone of western Messenia based on luminescence dating and geoarchaeological evidence

published at : Quaternary geomorphology in tectonically active areas with emphasis in fluvio-coastal processes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ATHANASSAS C. (1) ; FOUNTOULIS I. (2) ; MARIOLAKOS I. (2) ; BASSIAKOS Y. (1) ; KAROTSIERIS Z. (2) ; TRIANTAPHYLLOU M. (3) ; THEODORAKOPOULOU K. (4) ;
(1) Lab. of Archaeometry, Inst. of Materials Science, N.S.C.R., Athènes, GRECE
(2) Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Univ., Athènes, GRECE
(3) Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Historical Geology and Paleontology, Univ., Athènes, GRECE
(4) Dept. of Geography, Harokopio Univ., Athènes, GRECE

Abstract

The coastal regions of western Messenia belong to a regime of substancial vertical neotectonic deformation. This has been an ongoing procedure since at least the Early Quaternary. Along with the crustal displacement, sea level has undergone fluctations over the same period of time. The interaction between uplifting Messenia and the oscillating sea level has resulted in a flank of wave-cut terraces. Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of sediments has been utilised in this research in order to yield ages of tectonic and eustatic changes. Besides, the coastal areas of Navarino have exhibited evidence of human activity since prehistoric times. Ancient human activity was controlled by coastal processes and thus its remains may comprise important indicators of coastal displacement. Specifically, Hellenistic and Roman archaeological sites are useful markers of tectonic subsidence and thus they demonstrate localised diversions from the general pattern of uplift

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no 3 [pp. 49-62]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00143

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