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New insights on the relative sea level change during Holocene along the coasts of Tunisia and western Libya from archaeological and geomorphological markers

Anzidei, Marco; Antonioli, Fabrizio; Benini, A.; Soussi, M; Lakhdar, R; Lambeck, Kurt


New data of sea level changes for the Mediterranean region along the coasts of northern Africa are presented. Data are inferred from archaeological sites of Punic-Roman age located along the coast of Tunisia, between Tunis and Jerba island and along the western coast of Libya, between Sabratha and Leptis Magna. Data are based on precise measures of presently submerged archaeological markers that are good indicators of past sea-level elevation. Nineteen selected archaeological sites were studied...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.03.018


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