Geochemistry of Marmara Lake sediments - Implications for Holocene environmental changes in Western Turkey

Bulkan O., Yalcin M. N. , Wilkes H.

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.486, ss.199-214, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 486
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.12.045
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.199-214


Beginning from the Early Holocene marked environmental changes have been revealed by a multi-proxy study of two radiocarbon-dated sediment cores from Lake Marmara. Both cores are composed of fine clastic sediments deposited over the last 1845 years. The core taken from the western depocentre supplementary consists of a 20 cm thick interval which represents a time period of 10.28 to 8.28ka yrBP. A desiccation event caused 6435 year hiatus in the sedimentary record. The lake was established again at 1.85ka yrBP. After a transitional humid phase at the beginning of the Late Holocene, overall arid conditions were continuously effective.