Upper Pleistocene-Holocene relative sea level changes at Pianosa Island (Tuscany Archipelago): Geological, geomorphological and archaeological markers

Luca Maria Foresi, Fabrizio Antonioli, Maurizio D'Orefice, Silvia Ducci, Marco Firmati, Roberto Graciotti, Marco Pantaloni, Paola Perazzi, Claudia Principe

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Abstract

Based on geological, geomorphological and archaeological markers, we provides new data and interpretations on the relative sea level change occurred at Pianosa Island (Italy) since the last 125 ka. The MIS 5.5 deposits are characterized by a 2 m thick whitish fossiliferous calcarenite, cropping out at a maximum altitude of 4 m a.s.l. containing Strombus bubonius. Archaeological remains provide evidence of sea level change for the last 8 ka. Particularly useful are some fishtanks and a quarry cut around 2 ka BP (Roman age).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32 - 34
Number of pages3
JournalAlpine and Mediterranean Quaternary
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Palaeontology

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Foresi, L. M., Antonioli, F., D'Orefice, M., Ducci, S., Firmati, M., Graciotti, R., ... Principe, C. (2011). Upper Pleistocene-Holocene relative sea level changes at Pianosa Island (Tuscany Archipelago): Geological, geomorphological and archaeological markers. Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, 24, 32 - 34.