Paleogeographic Interpretation of a Peat Layer at Torson di Sotto (Lagoon of Venice, Italy)

Paolo A. Pirazzoli, Nadine Planchais, Marie Rosset-Moulinier & Jean Thommeret
A 3.3 m long core from the central part of the lagoon of Venice has revealed a peat layer between 1.3 m and 2.0 m below mean sea level. Pollen analysis indicates the predominance of Quercus and Alnus and the existence of a transgressive phase: the base of the peat (dated 1730 ± 80 y. BP) was formed in a soft water environment, and the upper part (dated 1140 ± 80 y. BP) in a...