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The Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus Domain Origin and Its Tectonic Evolution: New Insights from Results of a Decade of Field Works and of Geophysical Research

  • Marc SossonEmail author
  • Randell Stephenson
  • Shota Adamia
  • Ara Avagyan
  • Talat Kangarli
  • Vitaly Starostenko
  • Tamara Yegorova
  • Yevgeniya Sheremet
  • Eric Barrier
  • Yann Rolland
  • Marc Hässig
  • Zoé Candaux
  • Victor Alania
  • Onice Enukidze
  • Nino Sadradze
  • Lilit Sahakyan
  • Ghazar Galoyan
  • Sargis Vardanyan
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

The current work is focused on our main results concerning the tectonic evolution of the Black Sea-Greater Caucasus domain obtained during decades of detailed studies in the framework of DARIUS programme and GDRI South Caucasus Geosciences project of the CNRS/INSU. Results of this analytical work allowed us to establish a paleo-reconstruction of the whole of the southern margin of the European craton, during much of the Phanerozoic (Barrier E et al in Paleotectonic reconstruction of the Central Tethyan Realm. CCGM/CGMW, Paris, 2018 [3]). Focusing on Black Sea-Greater Caucasus domain we present a state of the art about analysis of this area, highlighting the perspectives of new investigations at question not solved by the tectonic and geodynamic evolution of these basins.

Keywords

Black sea basins Greater caucasus Lesser caucasus Neotethys Paleotectonic reconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Sosson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Randell Stephenson
    • 2
  • Shota Adamia
    • 3
  • Ara Avagyan
    • 4
  • Talat Kangarli
    • 5
  • Vitaly Starostenko
    • 6
  • Tamara Yegorova
    • 6
  • Yevgeniya Sheremet
    • 1
  • Eric Barrier
    • 7
  • Yann Rolland
    • 1
  • Marc Hässig
    • 8
  • Zoé Candaux
    • 1
  • Victor Alania
    • 3
  • Onice Enukidze
    • 3
  • Nino Sadradze
    • 3
  • Lilit Sahakyan
    • 4
  • Ghazar Galoyan
    • 4
  • Sargis Vardanyan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University Côte d’Azur, CNRS, UNS, Obs. Côte d’Azur, IRD, UMR GéoazurValbonneFrance
  2. 2.University of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  3. 3.I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  4. 4.Institute of Geological SciencesYerevanArmenia
  5. 5.Institute of GeologyBakuAzerbaijan
  6. 6.Subbotin Institute of GeophysicsKievUkraine
  7. 7.Université Paris VI P&M Curie, CNRS, ISTEPParisFrance
  8. 8.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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