STRATI 2013 pp 1293-1296 | Cite as

High-Resolution Biostratigraphy of the Holocene in Cores from the Bahamian Slopes

  • Emmanuelle DucassouEmail author
  • Ludivine Chabaud
  • Sabine Schmidt
  • Thierry Mulder
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


The leeward slopes of the Bahamas are characterized by very high sedimentation rates over the Holocene. Here, we use biostratigraphy based on planktonic foraminifera as a powerful tool to compare and date sediment cores and facies. The study is based on an investigation of four cores collected from the upper slope of the Great Bahama Bank during the CARAMBAR cruise (2010), including determination of eleven radiocarbon dates, analysis of 210Pb excess, and identification of planktonic foraminifer assemblages. The paper presents and discusses the main features used for detailed biostratigraphic points in this area for the middle and late Holocene.


Biostratigraphy Planktonic foraminifera Holocene Bahamas slopes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuelle Ducassou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ludivine Chabaud
    • 1
  • Sabine Schmidt
    • 1
  • Thierry Mulder
    • 1
  1. 1.Avenue des FacultésTalence cedexFrance

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