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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 May 2024

Michel Fontugne
CNRS, Aix Marseille University, Ministère de la Culture, LAMPEA, 13097 Aix-en-Provence, France Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, LSCE/IPSL, UMR 8212, CEA CNRS UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Christine Hatté*
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, LSCE/IPSL, UMR 8212, CEA CNRS UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Nadine Tisnérat-Laborde
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, LSCE/IPSL, UMR 8212, CEA CNRS UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Vincent Ollivier
CNRS, Aix Marseille University, Ministère de la Culture, LAMPEA, 13097 Aix-en-Provence, France
Catherine Kuzucuoğlu
Paris 1 and Paris 12 Universities and CNRS, Laboratory of Physical Geography (UMR 8591), 2 rue Henri Dunant, 94320 Thiais, France
*Corresponding author. Email:


Multiproxy sedimentary sequence analysis constitutes the basis for reconstructions of past paleoenvironments and climate evolution. These sequences are, for the most part, obtained by coring in lakes, maars or crater lakes whose waters can record volcanic activity or karstic contributions, especially in Eastern Anatolia and the Lesser Caucasus. The reservoir age effect in these geological contexts leads to an apparent aging of the radiocarbon ages which also affects the plants and animals developing in or near these waters and consequently the population consuming them. We present here some results obtained from modern samples taken from Mediterranean, central and eastern Anatolian lakes, from the Van and Sevan lakes and along the Kura River and its tributaries from the Lesser Caucasus. The effect of volcanic CO2 outgassing in the vicinity of maar crater lakes is also discussed.

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Selected Papers from the 24th Radiocarbon and 10th Radiocarbon & Archaeology International Conferences, Zurich, Switzerland, 11–16 Sept. 2022.



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