Geochemistry of Santorini tephra in lake sediments from Southwest Turkey

W. J. Eastwood, N. J. G. Pearce, J. A. Westgate, W. T. Perkins, H. F. Lamb, N. Roberts

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A layer of volcanic ash (4 cm maximum recorded thickness) is present at ∼250 cm depth in littoral sediments of Gölhisar Gölü; a small intramontane lake in Southwest Turkey. The major-element glass chemistry, determined by electron microprobe, is characterised by a rhyolitic composition. Trace-element data, determined by solution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (icp-ms) match previously reported results for proximal pumice samples from Santorini and Crete. Peat immediately below the tephra deposit has yielded radiocarbon ages of 3330±70 yr bp and 3225±45 yr bp (calibrated age range 1749–1406 bc).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalGlobal and Planetary Change
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jul 1999


  • ICP-MS
  • Tephra
  • Tephrochronology
  • Trace-element geochemistry
  • Turkey


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