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Late Ordovician glaciation in southern Turkey

H. Kozlu
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W. T. Dean
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Y. Günay
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Alain Le Hérissé
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Florentin Paris
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M. Robardet
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We present a new survey of several Palaeozoic sections in both the Taurus range and the Border Folds that documents typical glacial features including a glacial pavement and striated dropstones (Halevikdere Formation) and demonstrates the former presence of an ice sheet in southern and south-eastern Turkey. Evidence for the late Ashgill (Hirnantian) age of this episode is provided by macro- and microfossils found within the glacial formation. The extension of ice-related deposits into the northernmost part of the Arabian Platform (Mardin region) implies a much wider distribution of the Ordovician ice sheet than was previously believed, and strongly suggests that southern Turkey lay close to Egypt during the Lower Palaeozoic.

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hal-00069434 , version 1 (17-05-2006)



Olivier Monod, H. Kozlu, J.-F. Ghienne, W. T. Dean, Y. Günay, et al.. Late Ordovician glaciation in southern Turkey. Terra Nova, 2003, 15, pp.(4) 249-257. ⟨10.1046/j.1365-3121.2003.00495.x⟩. ⟨hal-00069434⟩
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