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The timing of aeolian events near archaeological settlements around Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Belgium)

Cilia Derese UGent, Dimitri Vandenberghe UGent, Ann Zwertvaegher UGent, Mona Court-Picon UGent, Jacques Verniers UGent and Peter Van den haute UGent (2010) NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW. 89(3-4). p.173-186
abstract
At the locality of Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Flanders, Belgium), a sedimentary core was taken in the Maldegem-Stekene coversand ridge and dated using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). The study aimed at contributing to an improved understanding of the evolution of the physical landscape around archaeological settlements in this area. The core comprised a 7 m thick series of laminated and massive aeolian sands, in which several organic layers were intercalated. From this sequence, 11 samples were collected for quartz-based SAR-OSL dating; an internally consistent dataset was obtained. The ages of the lowermost 1 m of the sedimentary sequence (15.5±1.1 ka and 17.3±1.3 ka) imply that these sediments may represent the time-equivalent deposit of a deflation phase that occurred during the Late Pleniglacial and led to the formation of a widespread desert pavement, regionally known as the Beuningen Gravel Bed. However, a significant part of the sediments (at least 4 m) was deposited later, i.e. during the Allerød and/or the Late Dryas. As such, the results allow establishing the genesis of the coversand ridge at the Heidebos locality on the basis of direct age information. The relatively high sedimentation rate and the absence of extensive soil formation in the record reflect periods of pronounced aeolian activity and landscape instability during the Late Glacial, which provides part of the environmental framework for human occupation in the area.
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WESTERN-EUROPE, ERROR LIMITS, SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS, LUMINESCENCE MEASUREMENTS, REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL, CLIMATE, QUARTZ, SAND, AGE, SEDIMENTS, Late Glacial, Maldegem-Stekene coversand ridge, Moervaart depression, NW European coversand belt, Optically stimulated luminescence dating, Quartz
journal title
NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW
Neth. J. Geosci.
volume
89
issue
3-4
pages
173 - 186
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Article
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000293365300001
JCR category
GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.75 (2010)
JCR rank
127/163 (2010)
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4 (2010)
ISSN
0016-7746
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1268703
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1268703
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2011-06-20 14:15:01
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2012-01-23 08:56:44
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  abstract     = {At the locality of Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Flanders, Belgium), a sedimentary core was taken in the Maldegem-Stekene coversand ridge and dated using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL). The study aimed at contributing to an improved understanding of the evolution of the physical landscape around archaeological settlements in this area. The core comprised a 7 m thick series of laminated and massive aeolian sands, in which several organic layers were intercalated. From this sequence, 11 samples were collected for quartz-based SAR-OSL dating; an internally consistent dataset was obtained. The ages of the lowermost 1 m of the sedimentary sequence (15.5{\textpm}1.1 ka and 17.3{\textpm}1.3 ka) imply that these sediments may represent the time-equivalent deposit of a deflation phase that occurred during the Late Pleniglacial and led to the formation of a widespread desert pavement, regionally known as the Beuningen Gravel Bed. However, a significant part of the sediments (at least 4 m) was deposited later, i.e. during the Aller{\o}d and/or the Late Dryas. As such, the results allow establishing the genesis of the coversand ridge at the Heidebos locality on the basis of direct age information. The relatively high sedimentation rate and the absence of extensive soil formation in the record reflect periods of pronounced aeolian activity and landscape instability during the Late Glacial, which provides part of the environmental framework for human occupation in the area.},
  author       = {Derese, Cilia and Vandenberghe, Dimitri and Zwertvaegher, Ann and Court-Picon, Mona and Verniers, Jacques and Van den haute, Peter},
  issn         = {0016-7746},
  journal      = {NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW},
  keyword      = {WESTERN-EUROPE,ERROR LIMITS,SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS,LUMINESCENCE MEASUREMENTS,REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL,CLIMATE,QUARTZ,SAND,AGE,SEDIMENTS,Late Glacial,Maldegem-Stekene coversand ridge,Moervaart depression,NW European coversand belt,Optically stimulated luminescence dating,Quartz},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {173--186},
  title        = {The timing of aeolian events near archaeological settlements around Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Belgium)},
  volume       = {89},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Derese, Cilia, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Ann Zwertvaegher, Mona Court-Picon, Jacques Verniers, and Peter Van den haute. 2010. “The Timing of Aeolian Events Near Archaeological Settlements Around Heidebos (Moervaart Area, N Belgium).” Netherlands Journal of Geosciences-geologie En Mijnbouw 89 (3-4): 173–186.
APA
Derese, C., Vandenberghe, D., Zwertvaegher, A., Court-Picon, M., Verniers, J., & Van den haute, P. (2010). The timing of aeolian events near archaeological settlements around Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Belgium). NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW, 89(3-4), 173–186.
Vancouver
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Derese C, Vandenberghe D, Zwertvaegher A, Court-Picon M, Verniers J, Van den haute P. The timing of aeolian events near archaeological settlements around Heidebos (Moervaart area, N Belgium). NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW. 2010;89(3-4):173–86.
MLA
Derese, Cilia, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Ann Zwertvaegher, et al. “The Timing of Aeolian Events Near Archaeological Settlements Around Heidebos (Moervaart Area, N Belgium).” NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES-GEOLOGIE EN MIJNBOUW 89.3-4 (2010): 173–186. Print.