Geology Faculty Publications

Title

Pedostratigraphy of Aeolian Deposition near the Yunxian Man Site on the Hanjiang River Terraces, Yunxian Basin, Central China

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2016

Publication Source

Quaternary International

Abstract

Since 2010, we have found stone artifacts at the Houfang and Dishuiyan loess sections on the second terrace of the Hanjiang River and the Wolonggang thick natural loess section on the fifth terrace of the same river near the Xuetangliangzi site.

We dated Dishuiyan and Houfang loess sections by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and thermally transferred OSL (TT-OSL) methods respectively. Dating results showed that the loess–paleosol deposited on the second Hanjiang River terrace as L1, S1, L2, and S2 in sequence. We dated the Wolonggang loess section by high-resolution paleomagnetostratigraphic analyses.

The Jaramillo subchron was found at this section. Correlating with the central Loess Plateau, we recognized the continuous loess–paleosol sequence from L9 to L15. Investigations showed that loess was continuously deposited on the terraces of the Hanjiang River at Yunxian Basin since at least 1200 ka.

Inclusive pages

187–194

ISBN/ISSN

1040-6182

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

400

Peer Reviewed

yes