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Radiocarbon dated episode of Bronze Age slope instability in the south-eastern Burren, county Clare

Auteurs :
MOLES, R.
MOLES, N.
LEAHY, J.J.

Description :
This paper reports on an investigation of diamicton at a terrestrial Burren site located outside a lake catchment and of charcoal which unexpectedly was recovered from within it. An AMS radiocarbon date places the formation of this charcoal in the Bronze Age, contemporary with exceptionally high rates of soil erosion and forest clearance in a nearby lake catchment. Results of analyses of diamictons present in the vicinity of the charcoal support the view that the pattern of occurrence of diamictons in the present day Burren landscape is in part the product of prehistoric mass movement.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Irish geography, issn : 0075-0778, 1999, vol. 32, n°. 1, p. 52-57, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 5 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Irlande, Dublin, Geographical Society of Ireland

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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