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Rock-Magnetism and Granulometry of Late Palaeolithic Sites in the Tunka Rift Valley (Pribaikalie) as a Tool for Reconstruction of Sedimentary Environment

  • G. G. Matasova
  • A. A. Shchetnikov
  • I. A. Filinov
  • A. Yu. Kazansky
  • G. A. Vorobyeva
  • N. E. Berdnikova
  • E. O. Rogovskoy
  • E. A. Lipnina
  • I. M. Berdnikov
  • L. V. Lbova
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Abstract

Geological structure, rock-magnetic properties and grain size composition of Late Pleistocene-Holocene sediments containing archaeological horizons with cultural relics have been studied in the Tunka rift valley near Lake Baikal at two archaeological sites: “Tuyana” and “Zaktui”. The closely neighboured sites are in a different geomorphological position: Tuyana is located on the valley slope, while Zaktui sits on the second terrace of Irkut river. The combined analysis of the granulometric and rock-magnetic parameters specifies the genetic deposition types and clarifies the general structure of both sections so that the sedimentation environment in the second half of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene could be reconstructed.

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Acknowledgements

We are deeply grateful to the reviewer for taking the time to provide quite valuable comments and suggestions.

The study was supported by RFBR (No. 16-05-00586) and RNF (No. 16-17-10079, 14C dating, field studies) grants. The archaeological part of the work was carried out within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education and Science (project No. 33.2015.2017/4.6) “Palaeoenvironment, Extreme Natural Conditions and Fossil Cultures of Baikal Siberia in the Anthropogene”. This study has also been carried out following the plans of the scientific research of the Geological Institute of RAS (for AYK, project No. 0135-2016-0009).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Matasova
    • 1
  • A. A. Shchetnikov
    • 2
    • 3
  • I. A. Filinov
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Yu. Kazansky
    • 4
    • 5
  • G. A. Vorobyeva
    • 3
  • N. E. Berdnikova
    • 6
    • 7
  • E. O. Rogovskoy
    • 6
    • 7
  • E. A. Lipnina
    • 6
    • 7
  • I. M. Berdnikov
    • 6
    • 7
  • L. V. Lbova
    • 7
  1. 1.Laboratory of Geodynamics and PalaeomagnetismTrofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of the Earth’s Crust SB RASIrkutskRussia
  3. 3.Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry SB RASIrkutskRussia
  4. 4.Geological DepartmentLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Geological Institute of RASMoscowRussia
  6. 6.Irkutsk State UniversityIrkutskRussia
  7. 7.Institute of Archaeology, Ethnography SB RASNovosibirskRussia

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