The submerged Sill in the Messina Strait, which is located at a depth of -81 m m.s.l., represents the only possibile connection between Calabria and Sicily during the last lowstand, when the sea level was at about -126 m m.s.l.. This multidisciplinary research aim at documenting times and modes the bridge between Calabria and Sicily was emerged, during the last 40 ka BP. The analysis carried out on morphobathymetric, lithological and relative sea level change (both isostatic and tectonic) data allow to hypothesize the continental bridge emerged at least between 21.5 ka and 20 ka cal BP. Moreover, considering erosion processes due to very strong marine currents, it could be emerged for a longer time span. This hypothesis is supported by anthropological and mammalofauna data, together with 14C dating on Equus hydruntinus from San Teodoro Cave.

ANTONIOLI, F., LO PRESTI, V., GASPARO MORTICELLI, M., MANNINO, M.A., LAMBECK, K., FERRANTI, L., et al. (2012). The land bridge between Europe and Sicily over the past 40 kyrs: timing of emersion and implications for the migration of Homo sapiens. In RENDICONTI Online della Società Geologica Italiana (pp.1167-1169). Roma.

The land bridge between Europe and Sicily over the past 40 kyrs: timing of emersion and implications for the migration of Homo sapiens

LO PRESTI, Valeria;GASPARO MORTICELLI, Maurizio;SULLI, Attilio;
2012-01-01

Abstract

The submerged Sill in the Messina Strait, which is located at a depth of -81 m m.s.l., represents the only possibile connection between Calabria and Sicily during the last lowstand, when the sea level was at about -126 m m.s.l.. This multidisciplinary research aim at documenting times and modes the bridge between Calabria and Sicily was emerged, during the last 40 ka BP. The analysis carried out on morphobathymetric, lithological and relative sea level change (both isostatic and tectonic) data allow to hypothesize the continental bridge emerged at least between 21.5 ka and 20 ka cal BP. Moreover, considering erosion processes due to very strong marine currents, it could be emerged for a longer time span. This hypothesis is supported by anthropological and mammalofauna data, together with 14C dating on Equus hydruntinus from San Teodoro Cave.
Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica E Geomorfologia
Settore GEO/02 - Geologia Stratigrafica E Sedimentologica
20-set-2012
86° Congresso Nazionale della Società Geologica Italiana
Arcavacata di Rende (Cs)
18-20/09/2012
86
1248
ANTONIOLI, F., LO PRESTI, V., GASPARO MORTICELLI, M., MANNINO, M.A., LAMBECK, K., FERRANTI, L., et al. (2012). The land bridge between Europe and Sicily over the past 40 kyrs: timing of emersion and implications for the migration of Homo sapiens. In RENDICONTI Online della Società Geologica Italiana (pp.1167-1169). Roma.
Proceedings (atti dei congressi)
ANTONIOLI, F; LO PRESTI, V; GASPARO MORTICELLI, M; MANNINO, MA; LAMBECK, K; FERRANTI, L; BONFIGLIO, L; MANGANO, G; SANNINO, GM; FURLANI, S; SULLI, A; PALOMBO, MR; CANESE, SM
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