Luminescence geochronology of Pleistocene slack-water deposits in the Frasassi hypogenic cave system, Italy
Published:September 11, 2019
Alessandro Montanari, Christopher Lüthgens, Johanna Lomax, Maurizio Mainiero, Sandro Mariani, Markus Fiebig, 2019. "Luminescence geochronology of Pleistocene slack-water deposits in the Frasassi hypogenic cave system, Italy", 250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy: Celebrating 25 Years of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco, Christian Koeberl, David M. Bice
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In this study, we discuss the results from different luminescence dating methods applied to four samples of Pleistocene slack-water sediments from the Frasassi hypogenic cave system, in the northeastern Apennines of Italy. Two samples came from a well-sorted, fine sand deposit in the Grotta Grande del Vento cave (SDS site), while two others were taken from a borehole through a clayey deposit in the adjacent Caverna del Carbone cave (CDC site). Both sites are located at an elevation of ~235 m above sea level (asl), which corresponds to ~30 m above the thalweg of the Sentino River flowing through...
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250 Million Years of Earth History in Central Italy: Celebrating 25 Years of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco
Central Italy has been a cradle of geology for centuries. For more than 100 years, studies at the Umbria and Marche Apennines have led to new ideas and a better understanding of the past, such as the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary event, or the events across the Eocene-Oligocene transition from a greenhouse to an icehouse world. The Umbria-Marche Apennines are entirely made of marine sedimentary rocks, representing a continuous record of the geotectonic evolution of an epeiric sea from the Early Triassic to the Pleistocene. The book includes reviews and original research works accomplished with the support of the Geological Observatory of Coldigioco, an independent research and educational center, which was founded in an abandoned medieval hamlet near Apiro in 1992.