Sedimentuntersuchungen an unterpleistozänen Schmelzwasserablagerungen und Periglazialschottern im Riß-Iller-Gebiet, deutsches Alpenvorland

Andreas Gerth & Raimo Becker-Haumann
The Lower Pleistocene meltwater deposits at the contact of the Rhine- and Illergalcier (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria) and the periglacial sediments occurring below them are described. The research is focused on the analysis of the petrography of the pebble-size fraction and of the sand-size heavy mineral assemblages of the Biber-, Donau- and Günz-age deposits. The results confirm that the periglacial sediments can be distinguished clearly from the glaciofluvial material by arguments of the petrography. However, a systematic...