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The land bridge between Europe and Sicily over the past 40 kyrs: Timing of emersion and implications for the migration of Homo sapiens

Antonioli, Fabrizio; Lo Presti, V; Morticelli, M G; Mannino, M A; Ferranti, Luigi; Bonfiglioli, Catriona; Mangano, V; Sannino, G M; Furlani, Stefano; Canese, S P; Lambeck, Kurt


The submerged Sill in the Messina Strait, which is located at a depth of -81 m m.s.l., represents the only possibile connection between Calabria and Sicily during the last lowstand, when the sea level was at about -126 m m.s.l. This multidisciplinary research aim at documenting times and modes the bridge between Calabria and Sicily was emerged, during the last 40 ka BP. The analysis carried out on morphobathymetric, lithological and relative sea level change (both isostatic and tectonic) data...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Rendiconti Online Societa Geologica Italiana


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