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Establishing a chronology for landscape evolution around a Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): first results from OSL dating

Cilia Derese UGent, Dimitri Vandenberghe UGent, Marijn Van Gils, B Vanmontfort, E Meirsman, Phlorias Mees UGent and Peter Van den haute UGent (2010) MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY. 10(4). p.43-51
abstract
Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating was applied to constrain the timing of aeolian activity and surface stability around the Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan. The sequence under investigation consists of coversands and an intercalated bleached horizon, which is thought to represent the Usselo Soil of Allerod age. This horizon contains a concentration of lithics that can be attributed to the Final Palaeolithic Federmesser culture. All samples show satisfactory luminescence characteristics. While the equivalent doses and dose rates show an unexpected spread, the resulting optical ages are internally consistent and in agreement with geological and archaeological expectations. The coversands under- and overlying the bleached horizon are dated at 14.2 +/- 1.1 ka (n = 5) and 11.7 +/- 0.9 ka (n = 2), respectively; the horizon itself yields an age of 14.1 +/- 1.3 ka. As such, the results allow distinguishing two discrete phases of aeolian deposition, and they confirm that the intercalated bleached horizon represents the Usselo Soil of Allerod age. It is concluded that, throughout the Late Glacial, the site was only fit for human occupation during the milder climatic and environmental conditions of the Allerod stage.
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Coversand, Late glacial, Final palaeolithic, Optically stimulated luminescence, Quartz, Usselo soil, Federmesser, REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL, SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS, AEOLIAN SAND, LUMINESCENCE, QUARTZ, CLIMATE, EUROPE, ENVIRONMENTS, COVERSANDS, DEPOSITS
journal title
MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY
Mediterr. Archaeol. Archaeom.
volume
10
issue
4
pages
43 - 51
conference name
1st Symposium on Luminescence in Archaeology International Symposia (LAIS)
conference location
Delphi, Greece
conference start
2009-09-09
conference end
2009-09-12
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Article; Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000295665200006
ISSN
1108-9628
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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2083037
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2083037
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2012-04-10 15:10:05
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2012-04-16 13:37:11
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  abstract     = {Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating was applied to constrain the timing of aeolian activity and surface stability around the Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan. The sequence under investigation consists of coversands and an intercalated bleached horizon, which is thought to represent the Usselo Soil of Allerod age. This horizon contains a concentration of lithics that can be attributed to the Final Palaeolithic Federmesser culture. 

All samples show satisfactory luminescence characteristics. While the equivalent doses and dose rates show an unexpected spread, the resulting optical ages are internally consistent and in agreement with geological and archaeological expectations. The coversands under- and overlying the bleached horizon are dated at 14.2 +/- 1.1 ka (n = 5) and 11.7 +/- 0.9 ka (n = 2), respectively; the horizon itself yields an age of 14.1 +/- 1.3 ka. As such, the results allow distinguishing two discrete phases of aeolian deposition, and they confirm that the intercalated bleached horizon represents the Usselo Soil of Allerod age. It is concluded that, throughout the Late Glacial, the site was only fit for human occupation during the milder climatic and environmental conditions of the Allerod stage.},
  author       = {Derese, Cilia and Vandenberghe, Dimitri and Van Gils, Marijn and Vanmontfort, B and Meirsman, E and Mees, Phlorias and Van den haute, Peter},
  issn         = {1108-9628},
  journal      = {MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY \& ARCHAEOMETRY},
  keyword      = {Coversand,Late glacial,Final palaeolithic,Optically stimulated luminescence,Quartz,Usselo soil,Federmesser,REGENERATIVE-DOSE PROTOCOL,SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS,AEOLIAN SAND,LUMINESCENCE,QUARTZ,CLIMATE,EUROPE,ENVIRONMENTS,COVERSANDS,DEPOSITS},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Delphi, Greece},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {43--51},
  title        = {Establishing a chronology for landscape evolution around a Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): first results from OSL dating},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Derese, Cilia, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Marijn Van Gils, B Vanmontfort, E Meirsman, Phlorias Mees, and Peter Van den haute. 2010. “Establishing a Chronology for Landscape Evolution Around a Final Palaeolithic Site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): First Results from OSL Dating.” Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 10 (4): 43–51.
APA
Derese, C., Vandenberghe, D., Van Gils, M., Vanmontfort, B., Meirsman, E., Mees, P., & Van den haute, P. (2010). Establishing a chronology for landscape evolution around a Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): first results from OSL dating. MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY, 10(4), 43–51. Presented at the 1st Symposium on Luminescence in Archaeology International Symposia (LAIS).
Vancouver
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Derese C, Vandenberghe D, Van Gils M, Vanmontfort B, Meirsman E, Mees P, et al. Establishing a chronology for landscape evolution around a Final Palaeolithic site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): first results from OSL dating. MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY. 2010;10(4):43–51.
MLA
Derese, Cilia, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Marijn Van Gils, et al. “Establishing a Chronology for Landscape Evolution Around a Final Palaeolithic Site at Arendonk-Korhaan (NE Belgium): First Results from OSL Dating.” MEDITERRANEAN ARCHAEOLOGY & ARCHAEOMETRY 10.4 (2010): 43–51. Print.