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Granite caves in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Artificial hypogea versus tafoni

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

ROQUÉ, C.
Àrea de Geodinàmica Externa i Geomorfologia, Univ., Girona, Espagne
LINARES, R.
Àrea de Geodinàmica Externa i Hidrogeologia, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Espagne
Dep. de Recursos Geológicos, Inst. Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid, Espagne
ZARROCA, M.
Àrea de Geodinàmica Externa i Geomorfologia, Univ., Girona, Espagne


Description :
The origin of eight supposedly artificial caves in granite rocks located in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula is revised in this work. Although human features are present in four of the caves, they have little morphological significance, and therefore their attribution is re-evaluated on the basis of geomorphological analysis and tafoni genesis theories. In fact, these cavities are tafoni developed in bornhardts, castle koppjes, tors and corestones.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2011, vol. 55, n°. 3, p. 341-364, nombre de pages : 24, Références bibliographiques : 43 ref.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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