A Preliminary Note on Depositional Characteristics and Optical Luminescence Age of a Marine Terrace, Strait of Canakkale, Turkey
Erginal, Ahmet Evren
Kıyak, Nafiye Güneç
Kapan Yeşilyurt, Sevinç
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Avcioglu, M.; Erginal, A.E.; Kiyak, N.G.; Kapan-Yesilyurt, S., and Yigitbas. 2013. A preliminary note on depositional characteristics and optical luminescence age of a marine terrace, Strait of Canakkale, Turkey, Journal of Coastal Research, 29(1), 225-230. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. This preliminary study investigated the depositional features and optical luminescence age of marine terrace sediments located on the east coast of the Strait of Canakkale, Turkey. With regard to depositional setting, the studied sequence is formed mostly of shallow marine deposits rich in quartz and oysters as well as other accessory minerals and various fossil sea shells. In vertical section, the sequence is characterized by two different stratigraphic units, i.e. a 1.50-m-thick sandy to gravely bottom unit (unit A) and an overlying 2.5-m-thick fossiliferous zone (unit B). On the basis of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) age estimations obtained from six sampling levels from bottom to top, we determined superimposed cycles of deposition during interglacials from 246.47 +/- 25.32 ka (unit A) at MIS 7 to 127.48 +/- 8.91 ka (unit B) at MIS 5.