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Comments on the neotectonics of the coastal zone of western Messenia based on luminescence dating and geoarchaeological evidence

Quaternary geomorphology in tectonically active areas with emphasis in fluvio-coastal processes

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Lab. of Archaeometry, Inst. of Materials Science, N.S.C.R., Athènes, Grece
Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Univ., Athènes, Grece
Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Univ., Athènes, Grece
BASSIAKOS, Y.
Lab. of Archaeometry, Inst. of Materials Science, N.S.C.R., Athènes, Grece
Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Dynamic, Tectonic and Applied Geology, Univ., Athènes, Grece
Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, Dept. of Historical Geology and Paleontology, Univ., Athènes, Grece
Dept. of Geography, Harokopio Univ., Athènes, Grece


Description :
The coastal regions of western Messenia belong to a regime of substancial vertical neotectonic deformation. This has been an ongoing procedure since at least the Early Quaternary. Along with the crustal displacement, sea level has undergone fluctations over the same period of time. The interaction between uplifting Messenia and the oscillating sea level has resulted in a flank of wave-cut terraces. Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of sediments has been utilised in this research in order to yield ages of tectonic and eustatic changes. Besides, the coastal areas of Navarino have exhibited evidence of human activity since prehistoric times. Ancient human activity was controlled by coastal processes and thus its remains may comprise important indicators of coastal displacement. Specifically, Hellenistic and Roman archaeological sites are useful markers of tectonic subsidence and thus they demonstrate localised diversions from the general pattern of uplift.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2013, vol. 57, n°. 3, Suppl., p. 49-62, nombre de pages : 14, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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