participated in the cave discovery and is in charge of the logistical support and cave access.
realised the geographical and new topography studies of the cave.
Scientists eventually recognized that the soil, called loess (rhymes with “bus”), was made of rock that had been ground into powder under the weight and movement of the glaciers.
As the ice melted, water swept the dust out from under the glaciers into streams along the edge of the ice.
These changes are driven by variations in the obliquity of the Earth’s axis. At the time other scientists believed in a more gradual climatic change, but recent studies on the 2.8 kyr abrupt cooling event (Kobashi et al., 2013) agree with Sernander.
The dating results of the calcite, deposited on the burnt bone found in the structures, are shown in the last lines.
Thick glaciers, far larger than those that currently cap the mountain peaks, covered the Alps.
In time, geologists discovered other layers of similar soil from earlier times—a sign that the climate had not changed just once, but at least three or four times.
Thermal ionisation mass-spectrometry was used to determine the U and Pb isotopic ratios and concentrations for subsamples of a stalactite from Winnats Head Cave, Peak District, UK.
We obtained U age of 333 ± 79 ka and a-spectrometric U-Th age of ∼255 ka.