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Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 280–286 | Cite as

Radiocarbon Dating of the Dynamics of Landslides in the Upper Reaches of the Mzymta River Basin (Western Caucasus)

  • Yu. K. Vasil’chuk
  • E. S. Slyshkina
  • A. V. Bershov
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Abstract

The article contains materials on the study of landslide deposits in the upper reaches of the Mzymta river basin. The results of 14C analysis showed that the youngest landslides are common on the southern slope of the Psekhako Ridge and date back to less than 200 and 390 ± 90, 400 ± 70 cal. years BP and more than 770 ± 150 cal. years BP. The most ancient landslide-collapse on the northern slope of the Aibga Ridge and dates back to 1110 ± 90 cal. years BP.

Keywords

landslide radiocarbon dating radiocarbon age organic matter Mzymta River valley Western Caucasus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. K. Vasil’chuk
    • 1
  • E. S. Slyshkina
    • 1
  • A. V. Bershov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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