XIIth INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD WORKSHOP ON PALEOPEDOLOGY (ISFWP)
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Kursk State University
Institute of Geography RAN
Intertech corporation

 
XIIth INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND FIELD WORKSHOP ON PALEOPEDOLOGY (ISFWP)
Field workshop

Pre-conference tour:

August 10:

Geological monument Alexandrovskiy quarry with the most comprehensive soil-sedimentary sequence of the Late Pleistocene.
Central Chernozemic State Biospheric Reserve: herbaceous meadow steppes - the unique patch of never ploughed Russian Chernozem.

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August 11:

Kursk biosphere station: Valdai loess section with surface Chernozem and buried Bryansk (MIS3) paleosol.
Korennaya Pustyn’ Monastery.
Military memorial of the Battle of Kursk (Second World War)
Mid-Holocene buried soil in Senovaya gulley.

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Post-conference tour:

August 14:

Transfer Kursk - Kostenki. World famous Paleolithic site Kostenki 14 (Markina gora): cultural layers and paleosols related to MIS3 and MIS2 (42- 25 kyrs), Paleolithic museum (Paleolithic dwelling built of mammoth bones and Paleolithic art); Holocene soil-sedimentary sequence in the floodplain of the Don River. Transfer Kostenky - Divnogor’e. Evening barbeque.

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August 15:

Natural Architectural-Archaeological Museum-Resort Divnogor'e: A Late Paleolithic location of numerous horse bones and archaeological site dated as 13000 yrs. B.P., paleo-lacustrine sediments and weakly developed soils related to MIS2. Holocene soil-sedimentary sequence in a floodplain of Don River. Natural museum-resort: beautiful views of Cretaceous plateau with valleys of Tikhaya Sosna and Don rivers, “Divy” – residual erosion forms of Cretaceous rocks, the mediaeval cave church Mayatskaya, relic Neogene plants.

Transfer Divnogor’e - Liski. Departure by train Liski-Moscow.

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