Upper Palaeozoic subduction/accretion processes in the closure of Palaeotethys: Evidence from the Chios Melange (E Greece), the Karaburun Melange (W Turkey) and the Teke Dere Unit (SW Turkey)

Robertson A. H. F. , Ustaomer T.

SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY, vol.220, pp.29-59, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 220
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2009.06.005
  • Title of Journal : SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-59


During Late Palaeozoic time a wide ocean, known as Palaeotethys, separated the future Eurasian and African continents. This ocean closed in Europe in the west during the Variscan orogeny, whereas in Asia further east it remained open and evolved into the Mesozoic Tethys, only finally closing during Late Cretaceous-Early Cenozoic.