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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Radiocarbon dated episode of Bronze Age slope instability in the south-eastern Burren, county Clare

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MOLES R. ; MOLES N. ; LEAHY J.J. ;

Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation of diamicton at a terrestrial Burren site located outside a lake catchment and of charcoal which unexpectedly was recovered from within it. An AMS radiocarbon date places the formation of this charcoal in the Bronze Age, contemporary with exceptionally high rates of soil erosion and forest clearance in a nearby lake catchment. Results of analyses of diamictons present in the vicinity of the charcoal support the view that the pattern of occurrence of diamictons in the present day Burren landscape is in part the product of prehistoric mass movement

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

Editor : Geographical Society of Ireland, Dublin - IRLANDE (1947)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 32, no1 [pp. 52-57]

Bibliographic references : 5 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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