Fucino palaeo-lake: Towards the Palaeoenvironmental history of the last 430 Ka

Giorgio Mannella, Biagio Giaccio, Giovanni Zanchetta, Eleonora Regattieri, Niklas Leicher, Stephanie Scheidt, Thomas Grelle, Carlos Lehne, Christian Rolf, Thomas Wonik, Sebastien Nomade, Alison Pereira, Elizabeth Niespolo, Paul Renne, Melanie Leng, Jonathan Dean, Camille Thomas, Daniel Ariztegui, Mario Gaeta, Fabio FlorindoGian Paolo Cavinato, Antonello Provenzale, Bernd Wagner

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The sedimentary succession deposited in Fucino palaeo-lake potentially records the environmental history of the Central Mediterranean Region continuously since the early Pleistocene and up to recent historical times. Fucino palaeo-lake sediments are interbedded with numerous volcanic ash layers which allow the reconstruction a robust and independent chronological framework of past environment changes. This framework is a fundamental tool to synchronise different archives at a regional and extra-regional scale and to better understand the spatio-temporal climate variability in the Quaternary at the orbital and millennial-scales. Here we present new preliminary data for the last five glacial to interglacial cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalAlpine and Mediterranean Quaternary
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Palaeontology


  • Core catcher
  • Drilling
  • Fucino palaeo-lake
  • Quaternary
  • Volcanic ash


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