Sedimentological update on the Yagour Plateau core

Henk provided an update on the sedimentological work he has been doing on the core we collected from the Yagour Plateau back in 2019, with a poster presentation to the Quaternary Research Association ADM 2021.

Since the fieldtrip, the core has undergone multiple sedimentological analyses including (but not limited to) XRF scanning and grain size analysis, as well as being radiocarbon dated at ANSTO.

Fieldtrip to the Yagour Plateau in 2019
Fieldtrip to the Yagour Plateau in 2019


The work provides new insights into the local and regional environmental and climate changes throughout the Holocene and late glacial period, with the core age spanning some 13,000 years.

The sedimentological work allows a picture to be built of the development of the lake and wetland site, which can be linked to major climate events, and human activity. A reoccurring pattern of erosion and input of weathered materials, followed by increased organic development is observed.

Core age and development of the site
Core age and development of the site


If you missed the talk, you can see more details of this work in Henk's poster below (click to enlarge). Henk is now busy analysing micro-fossils including pollen, and we'll have more updates on this work later in the year, with publications to follow.

Henk's poster on the sedimentological work to date from Yagour
Henk's poster on the sedimentological work to date from Yagour

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