ANSTO Publications Online >
Journal Publications >
Journal Articles >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2849

Title: Uplift rates defined by U-series and C-14 ages of serpulid-encrusted speleothems from submerged caves near Siracusa, Sicily (Italy).
Authors: Dutton, A
Scicchitano, G
Monaco, C
Desmarchelier, JM
Antonioli, F
Lambeck, K
Esat, TM
Fifield, LK
McCulloch, MT
Mortimer, G
Keywords: Sea Level
Carbon 14
Sicily
Caves
Ground Uplift
Underwater
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Dutton, A., Scicchitano, G., Monaco, C., Desmarchelier, J. M., Antonioli, F., & Lambeck, K., et al. (2009). Uplift rates defined by U-series and C-14 ages of serpulid-encrusted speleothems from submerged caves near Siracusa, Sicily (Italy). Quaternary Geochronology, 4(1), 2-10.
Abstract: We have established a plausible rate of uplift near Siracusa in southeastern Sicily (Italy) over the last glacial-interglacial cycle using U-series ages of submerged speleothem calcite and C-14 ages of calcite serpulid layers that encrust the speleothems during cave submergence. The precisely determined ages of these sea level benchmarks were compared with expected relative sea level position based on glaciohydro-isostatic modeling to assess the rate of uplift in this region. When combined with the age of various late Holocene archaeological sites that have been recently described and characterized in terms of their functional position relative to sea level these data collectively define a rate of uplift <= 0.4 mm a(-1) along this portion of the Sicilian coastline. These results are consistent with an age assignment of marine isotope stage (MIS) 5.3 or 5.5 for the Akradina terrace. which in turn places temporal constraints on paleoshorelines above and below this level. © 2008, Elsevier Ltd.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2008.06.003
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/2849
ISSN: 1871-1014
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Items in APO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback