Did the Red Sea - Mediterranean connection over the Dead Sea Fault Zone end in the Late Pliocene?

MERIC E., ÖNER E. , AVŞAR N., NAZİK A., GÜNEYLİ H., Islamoglu Y., ...More

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, vol.401, pp.123-131, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 401
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.067
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-131


The delta plain of the Asi (Orontes) river in Hatay (Turkey) is located between two regional major tectonic zones, the Dead Sea Fault Zone from the Red Sea to Antakya and the East Anatolian Fault Zone from Karliova to Antakya. Sediment samples from five cores performed on the Asi delta plain to 15 m depth were studied, and three fossil groups were identified in 5 samples. They mainly consist of 51 foraminiferal species from 42 genera; ostracod genera representing marine, brackish and fresh water environments, and Gastropoda and Bivalvia taxa.