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The Baltic Sea and Ladoga Lake transgressions and early human migrations in North-western Russia

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Pavel Dolukhanov


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Newly obtained pollen and diatom data controlled by radiocarbon measurements shed new light on the connection of the Ladoga Lake with the Baltic Sea via a strait on the Karelian Isthmus. It emerged ca. 11,500 cal BP, and remained in action for ca. 7000 years, forming a major waterway for early human migrations. The transgression of the Ladoga Lake started ca. 5000 cal BP and reached its maximum ca. 3000 cal BP (ca. 1100-1000 cal BC). The formation of a new outlet via the Neva River led to a rapid regression of the lake that stimulated the spread of farming populations. © 2009.

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Author(s): Dolukhanov P, Subetto D, Arslanov K, Davydova N, Zaitseva G, Djinoridze E, Kuznetsov D, Ludikova A, Sapelko T, Savelieva L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Quaternary International

Year: 2009

Volume: 203

Issue: 1-2

Pages: 33-51

ISSN (print): 1040-6182

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4553

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2008.04.021


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