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Holocene soil formation and soil erosion at a slope beneath the Neolithic earthwork Salzmünde (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

DREIBRODT, S.
Inst. for Ecosystem Research, Univ., Kiel, Allemagne
JARECKI, H.
State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, Halle/Saale, Allemagne
LUBOS, C.
Inst. for Physical Geography, Univ., Frankfurt/Main, Allemagne
KHAMNUEVA, S.V.
Inst. for Ecosystem Research, Univ., Kiel, Allemagne
KLAMM, M.
State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, Halle/Saale, Allemagne
BORK, H.-R.
Inst. for Ecosystem Research, Univ., Kiel, Allemagne


Description :
Phases of formation and erosion of Holocene soils were reconstructed based on a sequence of buried soil horizons and colluvial layers at a lower slope section beneath the Neolithic earthwork of Salzmünde, located 12 km west of the city of Halle (Saale). The chronology is based on 8 radiocarbon ages of charcoal, soil organic matter as well as on archaeological age estimations of embedded artefacts. The results imply that the chernozem at the site might have been altered by prehistoric land use and altered further into a chernozem cambisol during a phase of slope stability of about 3 000 years between the Bronze Age and medieval times. The detected brunification processes took place at unexpected high rates.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2013, vol. 107, p. 1-14, nombre de pages : 14, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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