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Palaeoenvironment and geoconservation of mammoths from the Nosak loess-palaeosol sequence (Drmno, northeastern Serbia): Initial results and perspectives

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posted on 2020-06-11, 08:42 authored by SB Markovič, M Korač, N Mrdič, JP Buylaert, C Thiel, SJ McLaren, T Stevens, N Tomič, N Petič, M Jovanović, DA Vasiljević, P Sümegi, MB Gavrilov, I Obreht
A Quaternary site at Drmno (comprising of Middle and Late Pleistocene loess-palaeosol sequences) near Kostolac, northeast Serbia, attracted attention from the general public and scientists, when several steppe mammoth and other mammal skeletons from Middle Pleistocene fluvial deposits were discovered in 2009 and 2012. This paper presents the combination of malacological and enviromagnetic analyses, preliminary luminescence dating, litho-pedostratigraphic and palaeo-relief investigations that were applied to the Nosak loess-palaeosol sequence for the 2012 findings. The results confirm and emphasize the antiquity of the sediments preserved in the Nosak section and demonstrate the significance of the detailed and relatively complete palaeoenvironmental record they contain. These discoveries can significantly contribute to setting the background towards an improved understanding of the evolution of mammoths on the European continent. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA.

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This research was supported by project 47018 and project 176020 of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological development.

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Quaternary International, 2014, 334-335, pp. 30-39

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/School of Geography, Geology and the Environment/Physical Geography

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Quaternary International

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334-335

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30-39

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Elsevier for International Union for Quaternary Research

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1040-6182

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2013

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en

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618213003121?

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