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Sedimentological-Geochemical Data Based Reconstruction of Climate Changes and Human Impacts from the Peat Sequence of Round Lake in the Western Foothill Area of the Eastern Carpathians, Romania

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Department of Geology and Palaeontology, University of Szeged, Egyetem Str. 2-6, H-6722 Szeged, Hungary
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Isotope Climatology and Environmental Research Centre, Institute for Nuclear Research, Bem Square 18/c, H-4026 Debrecen, Hungary
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Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research, RCAES, Budaörsi Str. 45, H-1112 Budapest, Hungary
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Quaternary 2021, 4(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4020018
Received: 17 March 2021 / Revised: 3 May 2021 / Accepted: 28 May 2021 / Published: 10 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quaternary Loess Deposition and Climate Change)
This paper presents the results of comparative sedimentological and geochemical analysis of the mire at Sânpaul, Round Lake (Kerek-tó). The palaeoecological site is situated in the western foothill area of the Eastern Carpathians in Romania. The primary objective of this study was to analyse the accumulation of major and trace elements in a 7500 year-long peat and lake deposition. The concentrations of 13 elements were determined by using handheld XRF. This paper presents the results of a multidisciplinary study, for which the principal aims were to examine the long-term relationship between land degradation in the Homoród Hills using various palaeoecological techniques, primarily comparative geochemical analyses. The PCA of elemental concentrations suggests that Round Lake is mainly controlled by the input of inorganic mineral matter and the LOI550 of peat. However, some elements are influenced by biological processes of vegetation and groundwater. Geohistorical studies compared with vegetation changes and elemental distribution helped the detection of erosion phases in the level of 12 prehistoric cultures. View Full-Text
Keywords: handheld XRF; geochemistry; human impact; peat; paleoenvironment reconstruction handheld XRF; geochemistry; human impact; peat; paleoenvironment reconstruction
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Tapody, R.O.; Sümegi, P.; Molnár, D.; Karlik, M.; Törőcsik, T.; Cseh, P.; Makó, L. Sedimentological-Geochemical Data Based Reconstruction of Climate Changes and Human Impacts from the Peat Sequence of Round Lake in the Western Foothill Area of the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Quaternary 2021, 4, 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4020018

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Tapody RO, Sümegi P, Molnár D, Karlik M, Törőcsik T, Cseh P, Makó L. Sedimentological-Geochemical Data Based Reconstruction of Climate Changes and Human Impacts from the Peat Sequence of Round Lake in the Western Foothill Area of the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Quaternary. 2021; 4(2):18. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4020018

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Tapody, Réka O., Pál Sümegi, Dávid Molnár, Máté Karlik, Tünde Törőcsik, Péter Cseh, and László Makó. 2021. "Sedimentological-Geochemical Data Based Reconstruction of Climate Changes and Human Impacts from the Peat Sequence of Round Lake in the Western Foothill Area of the Eastern Carpathians, Romania" Quaternary 4, no. 2: 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/quat4020018

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