9°39´ east longitude, 47°37´ north latitiude [ map ]
Schleinsee, Oberschwaben (474 m above sea level), Germany, Europa
Historical relevance of location
The sample comprises more than 100 annual layers (varves) out of about 4000 in a lake sediment. Varves allow investigations of the past environment, palaeoclimate and prehistoric settlement with a time resolution of one season or one year.
Classification of the earth
calcareous mud with annual layers
light - dark lamination
ca. 9000 B.P.
Dr. Josef Merkt,
Geological Survey of Lower Saxony,