Sedimentological response to Holocene climate events in the Istron area, Gulf of Mirabello, NE Crete

Publication year: 2011
Source: Quaternary International, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 13 June 2011

Katerina, Theodorakopoulou , Kosmas, Pavlopoulos , Constantin, Athanassas , Nikos, Zacharias , Yannis, Bassiakos

This paper aims to reveal the depositional environment of Istron and its sedimentological response to Holocene climatic events. The results of a multidisciplinary geoarchaeological research undertaken in the coastal area of Istron, north-eastern Crete, provided information on the depositional environment and the palaeoenvironmental evolution of the area during the Holocene. Detailed fieldwork and sampling by drilling cores in the coastal area provided samples for further analytical studies. The identification of the stratigraphy and the distinction of sedimentological units provided evidence for landscape evolution of the coastal area. Changes of sedimentation rates determined by optical dating and sedimentological analysis were also…