The results of thermoluminescence dating in the Halych IIC (Ukraine) profile as the expression of the conditions of mineral material deposition
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Department of Physical Geography and Palaeogeography, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Al. Kraśnicka 2 cd, 20-718, Lublin, Poland
Department of Geomorphology and Palaeogeography, Ivan Franko National University, Doroshenka 41, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine
Ivan Krypiakevich Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kozelnytskaya 4, 29008, Lviv, Ukraine
Online publication date: 2012-12-27
Publication date: 2013-03-01
Geochronometria 2013;40(1):42-50
Many studies conducted in the last few years in Poland indicate that the results of thermoluminescence dating of loess are reliable and correspond well to their geological ages. They can form the basis for determination of the chronology of changes of palaeoenvironmental conditions. In this paper we report dating results from the Halych IIC profile (Halych Prydnistrov’ja region, Ukraine). Thermoluminescence dating of this profile gives new information about the influence of local conditions on the results of TL analysis. As much as 75% of the obtained results are distinctly overestimated, even by several hundred per cent, that is untypical of regional loess profiles. However, in the Halych Prydnistrov’ja region it is the second loess site in which such incompatibility of the expected age and thermoluminescence age is found. This fact indicates how this region is unique among the loess areas of SE Poland and NW Ukraine in respect of the conditions of mineral material transport and deposition. Further investigations are necessary to identify the reasons for regular overestimating of the TL results obtained for loess deposits of the Halych Prydnistrov’ja region.
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