Relation of loess units and prehistoric find density in the Garzweiler open-cast mine, Lower Rhine

Holger Kels & Wolfgang Schirmer
Based on a detailed loess stratigraphy in the loess plateau of the western Lower Rhine a statistical investigation budgets the shares of the main loess units from a wall area of 11,000 square meters. Therein the Brabant Loess (younger Late Würmian Pleniglacial, MIS 2) occupies 45%, nearly half of the preserved loess budget, the Hesbaye Loess (older Late Würmian Plenigla- cial, MIS 2) about 5%. A quarter of the whole loess budget (25%) attributes to...