Studia Quaternaria
Volume 17 (2000)

Conditions and course of sedimentation of the Middle and Upper Pleistocene loesses in the Halic profile (NW Ukraine)

Andriy Bogutskiy, Maria Lanczont, Roman Racinowski

Large exposure near the brick-field in Haliè represents one of the most complete loess sequences in the Ukrainian Carpathian Foreland, which illustrates a progress of events covering a considerable part of the Middle Pleistocene and the whole Upper Pleistocene. The most important of these are: the Luck soil corresponding to the soil from the Zbójno Interglacial in Polish profiles and Dömnitz Interglacial (O-18 stage 9) in West European profiles, bottom part of the Upper Pleistocene (Dnieper = Odranian = Saalian I) loesses, which are extremely thick and stratigraphically divided into units of lower rank, and well developed soil complexes – Korshov and Horokhov. Investigations of the Korshov soil are a basis to discuss at least two stages/phases of pedogenesis development during the last but one interglacial (Lublinian = Treenian; O-18 stage 7). The Horokhov paleosol is connected with the Eemian Interglacial. The Dubno and Rovno soils occur within the poorly developed Vistulian loesses; the Rovno soil is a cultural layer.

Keywords: loesses, Upper Pleistocene, paleogeograpahy, Ukrainian Carpathian Foreland

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Editor-in-Chief: Tomasz Goslar
Co-Editors: Małgorzata Latałowa
Wojciech Stankowski
Krystyna Szeroczyńska
Mariusz Lamentowicz