(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Holocene sediment dynamics in the vicinity of a Roman battlefield near Osnabrück (NW-Germany)

published at : Climatic signals in geomorphological systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BUSSMANN J. (1) ; STELE A. (1) ; HÄRTLING J.W. (1) ; ZIELHOFER C. (2) ; FUCHS M.C. (3) ;
(1) Inst. für Geographie, Univ., Osnabrück, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Inst. für Geographie, Univ., Leipzig, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. für Geologie, TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, ALLEMAGNE


The interpretation of the Holocene sediment dynamics at Mount Kalkriese in the Wiehengebirge mountains (northwestern Germany) shows that the onset and the extent of human land use corresponds well with most colluvial archives in Central European loess regions. This study shows typical problems when using the soilscape model for calculating the sediment budget: since truncated soil profiles are used to model eroded volumes, only minimum soil erosion is mapped. This can lead to a considerable discrepancy between eroded and accumulated volumes. Therefore, the combination of mapping erosion and accumulation with augerings and trenches, calculation of the mass balance by GIS, relative and absolute dating and geophysical evidence provides a powerful tool in landscape interpretation. Due to the small number of numerical ages, the landscape model at Mount Kalkriese has to be considered preliminary


Thematical fascicle

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no 1 [pp. 97-117]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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