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Revisiting the Upper Paleolithic site of Szeged-Öthalom

Pál Sümegi1, Gulyás Sándor1, Csökmei Bálint1
1 Department of Geology and Paleontology, University of Szeged

P 2.10 in Löss und terrestrische Archive

The loess outcrop of Szeged-Öthalom is unique from several aspects. It preserved a record of paleoenvironmental changes for the past ca. 20 kys of the Great Hungarian Plains. In addition artefacts of Upper Paleolithic hunters and accessory hunted fauna have also been discovered here. From the side of modern history, it partly preserves the remains of an abandoned Russian artillery field. Scientific studies on the site date back to the 19th century. Several papers appeared discussing the paleoecology of the site from the 1990s onwards. The opening of a new sandpit in 2009 enabled us to pay a revisit to the site and sample at smaller vertical intervals along the new profiles. In addition to field description samples were subjected to grain-size, geochemical and MS analysis. The newly gained results were compared with those of the older studies. Funding from grant TÁMOP-4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0012 is acknowledged

 

Letzte Änderung 26.07.2012