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STRATI 2013 pp 931-935 | Cite as

Clastic Cave Sediments and Speleogenesis of the Buraca Escura Archaeological Site (Western–Central Portugal)

  • Luca Antonio DimuccioEmail author
  • Jorge Dinis
  • Thierry Aubry
  • Lúcio Cunha
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

A new geomorphological and structural cave survey, as well as a sedimentological and stratigraphic analysis of clastic cave sediments and local post-Jurassic siliciclastic covers, was performed at the Buraca Escura archaeological site (Poio Novo valley, Sicó Massif, western–central Portugal). Provenance and endokarstic transport were investigated by examining clastic cave sediments and making comparisons with new and published data on the siliciclastic regional covers. A framework for speleogenesis, beginning during the Late Cretaceous–Miocene, is established.

Keywords

Clastic cave sediments Speleogenesis Paragenesis Alluviation Middle and Upper Palaeolithic 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper is a contribution to the Project CAVE (PTDC/CTE-GIX/117608/2010), cofunded by Fundação para a Ciência e Teconologia (FCT) and the European Operational Competitiveness Programme (COMPETE).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Antonio Dimuccio
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jorge Dinis
    • 2
    • 3
  • Thierry Aubry
    • 4
  • Lúcio Cunha
    • 1
  1. 1.CEGOT—Centro de Estudos em Geografia e Ordenamento do Território and Departamento de Geografia, Faculdade de LetrasUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciências da TerraFaculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.IMAR-CMACentro do Mar e do Ambiente, Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  4. 4.Fundação Côa ParqueVila Nova de Foz CôaPortugal

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