Timing of Medieval Fluvial Aggradation at Bremgarten in the Southern Upper Rhine Graben – a Test for Luminescence Dating

Manfred Frechen, Dietrich Ellwanger, Daniel Rimkus & Astrid Techmer
The Holocene flood plain of the River Rhine is a complex dynamic sedimentary system. A series of geochronological results for the Bremgarten section including optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and radiocarbon dating was determined to improve the understanding of part of the Holocene evolution of the River Rhine. The applied single aliquot regenerative (SAR) protocols and the applied experimental studies to find the best luminescence behaviour leave us with confidence that OSL dating is a suitable...