Project

De verdwenen Eems/Die verschwundene Ems

Arnoldussen, S., Peeters, H. & Groenendijk, H.

01/11/201731/12/2018

Project: Research

Description

An early holocene river, branching off the Ems at Oberlangen (Lkr. Emsland), used to bend northwestward and cross the German-Dutch border, to flow together with the rivulet Ruiten Aa near Sellingen (Westerwolde, Gr.). This substantial fossile river was the subject of a pilot study to find out if peat layers might have survived decades of farming here. A coring programme in both NL and Germany proved the presence of peat pockets, dating the river's blockade between 700 BC and 1000 AD. The perspective is a river genesis and landscape reconstruction through pollen analysis as well as an echo of human activities at its borders, foreshadowing Westerwolde's complete insulation by peat growth.
Short titleEemsmeander
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/11/201731/12/2018

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