On the character of Black Sea level rise during the Holocene
V. M. Sorokin and P. N. Kuprin
Received: 16 January 2007
The character of changes in the mollusk fauna in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene sediments within the Bulgarian, Northwestern,
Crimean, and Kerch segments of the Black Sea shelf has been examined. A bed containing fossil remains of brackish-water and
marine mollusks was recognized in these sediments; the bed accumulated, based on results of radiocarbon datings, 500–1000
years ago. The obtained data do not support the existing notion of a catastrophic fill-up of the Black Sea Basin by marine
Mediterranean water .
Original Russian Text © V.M. Sorokin, P.N. Kuprin, 2007, published in Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Geologiya, 2007, No.
5, pp. 40–46.
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