Franchthi Paralia

Franchthi Paralia

The Sediments, Stratigraphy, and Offshore Investigations, Fascicle 6, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece
Tony J. Wilkinson and Susan T. Duhon, with John Gifford and Sytze Bottema
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 08/22/1991
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-31978-4
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... an interesting and valuable contribution to geoarchaeology." —Geoarchaeology

The geomorphology of Franchthi paralia; soil profiles; classification of sediments; stratigraphic succession; submarine sediments; holocene environment of the Argolid; and more.

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““ . . . an interesting and valuable contribution to geoarchaeology.” —Geoarchaeology The geomorphology of Franchthi paralia; soil profiles; classification of sediments; stratigraphic succession; submarine sediments; holocene environment of the Argolid; and more.”

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Table of Contents

Foreword (T.W. Jacobsen)

Preface

A Note of Terminology

Part I: The Onshore Investigations

Chapter One: Geomorphology of Franchthi Paralia

   The Limestone Outcrop

   The Debris Slopes

   Deposits of the Modern Debris Slopes

   The Formation of the Paralia Embayment

Chapter Two: Soil Profiles through Selected Sedimentary Sequences

   Soil Profiles

Chapter Three: Classification of the Excavated Sediments

   Class A: Stony Red Colluvium

   Class B: Lower Gravelly Loam

   Class C: Stone-free Silt Loam

   Class D: Red-hued Sediments with Serpentinites (Upper Reds)

   Class E: Dark Gray Stony Clay Loams

   Class F: Upper Stony Loam and Class G: Talus Accumulation

   Class H: Leight Gray Silt Loam

   Class J: Fills of Cut Features and Disturbances/Class K: Topsoil

Chapter Four: Processes of Deposition of Selected Sediment Clases

   Free Talus Movement

   Impeded Talus Movement

   Addition of Cultural Debris

   Post-depositional Alteration of Archaeological Sediments

Chapter Five: The Stratigraphic Succession

   Summary of Stratigraphic Sequence

Chapter Six: Discussion and Conclusions

   General Discussion of the Paralia Sediments

   The Chronological Development of Sedimentary Deposits

   Maximum Extent of the Paralia Settlement

 

Part II: The Offshore Investigations

Chapter Seven: Analysis of Submarine Sediments Off Franchthi Cave (John A Gifford)

   Introduction

   Methodology

   Laboratory Analyses (with reports by J.M. Hansen and D.S. Reese)

   General Discussion and Conclusions

Chapter Eight: Holocene Environemtn of the Southern Argolid: A Pollen Core from Kiladha Bay (Sytze Bottema)

   Introduction

   Core Location, Geography, Climate, and Vegetation

   Melacology

   Dating

   Methods

   Discussion of the Kiladha Pollen Diagram

   Comparison of the Kiladha Diagram with Other Palaeobotanical Information from Greece/Environmental

      Changes and Human Habitation in the Southern Argolid at the End of the Fourth Millennium B.P.

Appendixes The Onshore Investigations: Supporting Data

Appendix A: The Stragraphic Contexts of the Paralia Walls

Appendix B: Catalogue of Strata

Appendix C: Field and Laboratory Methods

Appendix D: Clay Mineralology

Appendix E: Miscellaneous Samples

Appendix F: Tables of Laboratory Data

Notes

References

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