A Dated Holocene Sediment Core from the Bottom of the Southern North Sea

Karl-Ernst Behre, Jürgen Dörjes & Georg Irion
A core from the southern North Sea (53° 44,5' N, 4° 30' E) was investigated for pollen, macro-remains, malacozoology, minerals and heavy metals. The freshwater peat and mud were identified as basis peat in the genetic sense, they are followed by brackish and marine sediments without erosion in between. The position of the transgression contact is at 42.5 m below mean sea-level and was dated to the late Boreal period (about 8150 years BP). Until...