ESR-Dating of Eemian Bivalves from Schleswig-Holstein

DL Hoffmann, C Woda, M Lomitschka, A Mangini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review


The ESR dating method was applied to marine shells taken from a sediment core from Dagebull, Schleswig-Holstein. Four samples from two different depths of the core (17.5 m and 25-26 m), separated by a 2.76 meter thick clay layer (Turritella Clay), yielded identical ages within the limits of error. They indicated an assignment to the oxygen isotope stage 5, thus confirming the stratigraphic age. In addition, the ESR-ages confirm the interpretation of LOMITSCHKA et al. (1997), that the Th/U-ages of shells below the clay layer are reliable, whereas shells located above the clay layer, which were strongly influenced by percolating groundwaters of an open system, yielded falsified Th/U-ages.
Translated title of the contributionESR-Dating of Eemian Bivalves from Schleswig-Holstein
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113 - 124
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1999


Dive into the research topics of 'ESR-Dating of Eemian Bivalves from Schleswig-Holstein'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this