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1 Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark 2 Radiation Physics, Center for Nuclear Technologies, Technical University of Denmark 3 University of Novi Sad 4 Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 5 University of Leicester 6 University of London 7 University of Szeged 8 University of Novi Sad 9 University of Leicester 10 University of London 11 University of Szeged
Initial results and perspectives
A Quaternary site at Drmno (comprising of Middle and Late Pleistocene loessepalaeosol sequences) near Kostolac, northeast Serbia, attracted attention from the general public and scientists, when several steppe mammoth and other mammal skeletons from Middle Pleistocene fluvial deposits were discovered in 2009 and 2012. This paper presents the combination of malacological and enviromagnetic analyses, preliminary luminescence dating, litho-pedostratigraphic and palaeo-relief investigations that were applied to the Nosak loessepalaeosol sequence for the 2012 findings. The results confirm and emphasize the antiquity of the sediments preserved in the Nosak section and demonstrate the significance of the detailed and relatively complete palaeoenvironmental record they contain. These discoveries can significantly contribute to setting the background towards an improved understanding of the evolution of mammoths on the European continent. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.
Quaternary International, 2014, Vol 334-335, p. 30-39
MAMMUTHUS-TROGONTHERII; VOJVODINA REGION; NORTHERN SERBIA; CENTRAL CHINA; PLEISTOCENE; STRATIGRAPHY; GEOTOURISM; KOSTOLAC; EUROPE; MIDDLE
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