By Martin Ubilla, Sergio Martínez
This booklet presents an up-to-date evaluation and feedback of the growth of the continental, transitional and marine Quaternary deposits of Uruguay. it's based on an research of the geological and paleontological evidences, synthesizing the time (numerical a long time, biostratigraphy), surroundings and climatic events concerned and highlighting the main suitable paleontological content.
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According to Martínez and Rojas (2013), who statistically used data from old berm deposits corrected for the height of the deposition, the maximum sea level (around 3 m above the present sea level) was reached also around 6,000 years ago, but that after that there was a smooth lowering of the sea level (Fig. 14) (see also Bracco et al. 2014; Martínez and Rojas 2014; Mourelle et al. 2015). 24 2 Marine and Transitional Deposits Fig. 14 Sea level in the Holocene (Martínez and Rojas 2013) References Antón D, Goso H (1974) Estado actual sobre el conocimiento del Cuaternario en el Uruguay.
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Geology and Paleontology of the Quaternary of Uruguay by Martin Ubilla, Sergio Martínez