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C. Vita-Finzi (1968)

Late quaternary alluvial chronology of Iran

Geologische Rundschau, 58(2):951-973.

Two major phases of alluvial deposition have been responsible for the infilling of the basins and valleys of western and northern Iran. The accumulation of the Tehran Alluvium began no more than 50,000 years ago and had probably ended by the 4th millennium B. C. Following an erosional interlude, the Khorramabad Alluvium was laid down during the Middle Ages; it is now being actively eroded. This sequence duplicates that worked out for neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan and the Mediterranean area. The two depositional phases are tentatively correlated with the Würm Glacial and with the Little Ice Age respectively.

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