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Multiple late-Holocene tsunami landfall in the eastern Gulf of Corinth recorded in the palaeotsunami geo-archive at Lechaion, harbour of ancient Corinth (Peloponnese, Greece)

Reconstructing and modeling of paleotsunami events. Multi-proxy approaches, geophysical studies, numerical simulations

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HADLER, H.
Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, Allemagne
VÖTT, A.
Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, Allemagne
KOSTER, B.
Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group, RWTH, Univ., Aachen, Allemagne
Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group, RWTH, Univ., Aachen, Allemagne
MATTERN, T.
Fac. of Classical Archaeology, Univ., Trier, Allemagne
Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, Allemagne
Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Group, RWTH, Univ., Aachen, Allemagne
Inst. of Geography, Johannes-Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, Allemagne
VÖTT, A.
Natural Hazard Research and Geoarcheology, Inst. for Geography, Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, Allemagne
Inst. of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH Univ., Aachen, Allemagne
Lab. of Mineralogy and Geology, Dept. of Geological Sciences and Atmospheric Environment, Agricultural Univ., Athens, Grece


Description :
In this paper, the AA. present geomorphological and geo-scientific evidence of repeated tsunami impact on Lechaion, the harbour of ancient Corinth and adjacent coastal zones of the Gulf of Corinth. Geomorphological, sedimentological, geoarchaeological, geochemical and microfaunal studies as well as geophysical methods revealed evidence of multiple palaeotsunami landfall at the harbour site and surrounding coastal area. Tsunami signatures include coarse-grained, sandy to gravelly allochthonous marine sediments intersecting silt-dominated quiescent harbour deposits, geo-archaeological destruction layers as well as extensive units of beachrock-type calcarenitic tsunamites. A local event-geochronostratigraphy was established by radiocarbon dating and geoarchaeological findings.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2013, vol. 57, n°. 4, Supl., p. 139-180, nombre de pages : 42, Références bibliographiques : 6 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
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