Comparing marine geology and coastal geomorphology vertical tectonic data, a case study between Acquedolci and Patti (Messina)

Valeria Lo Presti, Maurizio Gasparo Morticelli, Attilio Sulli, Fabrizio Antonioli, Raimondo Catalano

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The study of new data on vertical movements show a complex geologic response in a restricted sector of coastal area between Acquedolci and Patti (north-eastern Sicily). Different surveys allowed to the recognition of morphological, biological and archaeological markers of paleo-sea level. The analysis of these markers and the absolute datings performed, allowed to reconstruct the history of vertical deformation of this sector but only the comparison among coastal geomorphological data and marine geological data of platform-scarp continental system associates, allowed to find the necessary keys words to explain the geologic complexity of this sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38 - 40
Number of pages3
JournalAlpine and Mediterranean Quaternary
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Palaeontology

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