Late Weichselian landscape development and human settlement in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (NE Germany)

Thomas Terberger, Pim De Klerk, Henrik Helbig, Knut Kaiser & Peter Kühn
This paper presents the results of recent studies on the Weichselian Lateglacial in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (NE Germany). The development of basins and valleys is illustrated with some examples. Soil formation could be demonstrated for the transition Pleniglacial-Lateglacial, the Allerød, and the Early Younger Dryas. Aeolian processes occurred predominantly during the Younger Dryas, whereas formation of cryogenic soil features is inferred for the colder periods of the Lateglacial. Detailed palynological analyses cover the complete Lateglacial and allow...