Record details

    Račiněves - a new Middle Pleistocene interglacial in the Czech Republic
Statement of responsibility
    Jaroslav Tyráček, Oldřich Fejfar, Jiří Kovanda, Libuše Smolíková, Ivana Sýkorová
    Fejfar, Oldřich, 1931-
    Fridrich, Jan
    Kovanda, Jiří
    Smolíková, Libuše
    Sýkorová, Ivana, 1969-
    Tyráček, Jaroslav, 1931-
Source title - serial
    Věstník Českého geologického ústavu (Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey)
    Vol. 76, no. 2
    p. 127-139
    7 obr., 5 fot., 1 tab., 2 s.bibl.
    České resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Věst. Čes. geol. Úst. (Bull. Czech geol. Surv.)
Subject group
    interglaciální prostředí
    kvartér Polabí
    lidské aktivity
    mikromorfologie půdní
    půda fosilní
    sedimentace fluviální
Geographical name
    Račiněves (Litoměřice)
Abstract (in english)
   The staircase-like aggradation river terraces which contain, together with the overlying loess blankets and intervening palaeosol complexes, apractically complete record of the entire Quaternary, are typical of the inner uplands of the Bohemian massif. Despite of doubtless relative stratigraphically of well-defined local Quaternary sequences, the calibration of dates and interregional correlations are still open to debate. Each fossiliferous occurrence and particularly that with achaeological context is, therefore, extremely valuable. It was just like taht in the gravel pit a Račiněves opne in the gravels of the Straškov terrace with the surface at 224.5 m a.s.l. (70 m above the river) and the base at about 210 m a.s.l. (55 relative height). The gravel body is built of two separate units. The lower one, 12-14 m thick, was deposited by the vltava River in braided stream mode during the glacial. The upper unit, max.
   2 m thick, represents fossiliferous deposits of an interglacial meandering river of the same first-order climatic cycle. The contact between units is sharp, erosional. The third unit which overlies the Straškov terrace is represented by loess and slope sediments with two intervening palaeosols. In addition to mollusc shells and mammalian fauna the upper fluvial unit contains stone artefacts. These stone implements together with intentionally split macromammalian bones and missing parts of large animals evidence a repeated temporary Palaeolithic hunting camp and butchering place
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    29. 1. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012