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Absolute dating (14C and OSL) of the formation of coversand ridges occupied by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium

(2012) RADIOCARBON. 54(3-4). p.715-726
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Based on radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) results obtained in the last 5 yr, this paper discusses the absolute chronology of the formation of one of the largest sand dunes within NW Belgium, the Great Ridge of Maldegem-Stekene. Multiproxy analysis of 6 sedimentary sequences points to a complex formation history covering the entire Late Glacial. Dry phases, characterized by eolian deflation and sedimentation, alternated with wet phases in which numerous mostly shallow dune slacks were filled with freshwater. The latter reached their highest water level during the first half of the Allerod, attracting both animals (e.g. European elk) and humans (Federmesser hunter-gatherers). Near the end of the Allerod, all dune slacks finally disappeared as they were filled in with windblown sand ("coversand"), likely forcing prehistoric hunter-gatherers to leave the area.
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LOCALITY, PROGRAM, EVENTS, AGE, NE BELGIUM, RADIOCARBON CALIBRATION

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Crombé, Philippe, Mark Van Strydonck, Mathieu Boudin, Tess Van den Brande, Cilia Derese, Dimitri Vandenberghe, Peter Van den haute, et al. 2012. “Absolute Dating (14C and OSL) of the Formation of Coversand Ridges Occupied by Prehistoric Hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium.” Ed. E Boaretto and NR Rebollo Franco. Radiocarbon 54 (3-4): 715–726.
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Crombé, Philippe, Van Strydonck, M., Boudin, M., Van den Brande, T., Derese, C., Vandenberghe, D., Van den haute, P., et al. (2012). Absolute dating (14C and OSL) of the formation of coversand ridges occupied by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium. (E. Boaretto & N. Rebollo Franco, Eds.)RADIOCARBON, 54(3-4), 715–726.
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Crombé P, Van Strydonck M, Boudin M, Van den Brande T, Derese C, Vandenberghe D, et al. Absolute dating (14C and OSL) of the formation of coversand ridges occupied by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium. Boaretto E, Rebollo Franco N, editors. RADIOCARBON. 2012;54(3-4):715–26.
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Crombé, Philippe, Mark Van Strydonck, Mathieu Boudin, et al. “Absolute Dating (14C and OSL) of the Formation of Coversand Ridges Occupied by Prehistoric Hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium.” Ed. E Boaretto & NR Rebollo Franco. RADIOCARBON 54.3-4 (2012): 715–726. Print.
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  abstract     = {Based on radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) results obtained in the last 5 yr, this paper discusses the absolute chronology of the formation of one of the largest sand dunes within NW Belgium, the Great Ridge of Maldegem-Stekene. Multiproxy analysis of 6 sedimentary sequences points to a complex formation history covering the entire Late Glacial. Dry phases, characterized by eolian deflation and sedimentation, alternated with wet phases in which numerous mostly shallow dune slacks were filled with freshwater. The latter reached their highest water level during the first half of the Allerod, attracting both animals (e.g. European elk) and humans (Federmesser hunter-gatherers). Near the end of the Allerod, all dune slacks finally disappeared as they were filled in with windblown sand ({\textacutedbl}coversand{\textacutedbl}), likely forcing prehistoric hunter-gatherers to leave the area.},
  author       = {Cromb{\'e}, Philippe and Van Strydonck, Mark and Boudin, Mathieu and Van den Brande, Tess and Derese, Cilia and Vandenberghe, Dimitri and Van den haute, Peter and Court-Picon, Mona and Verniers, Jacques and Gelorini, Vanessa and Bos, Johanna and Verbruggen, Frederike and Antrop, Marc and Bats, Machteld and Bourgeois, Jean and De Reu, Jeroen and De Maeyer, Philippe and De Smedt, Philippe and Finke, Peter and Van Meirvenne, Marc and Zwertvaegher, Ann},
  editor       = {Boaretto, E and Rebollo Franco, NR},
  issn         = {0033-8222},
  journal      = {RADIOCARBON},
  keyword      = {LOCALITY,PROGRAM,EVENTS,AGE,NE BELGIUM,RADIOCARBON CALIBRATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {715--726},
  title        = {Absolute dating (14C and OSL) of the formation of coversand ridges occupied by prehistoric hunter-gatherers in NW Belgium},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2012},
}

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