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Die Geologie der paläolithischen Fundstellen von Schöningen
For over 30 years, the Schöningen open-cast mine provided excellent insights into the geology of the Ice Age in Lower Saxony. Especially the deposits of the last 400000 years (Middle and Late Pleistocene) were repeatedly exposed by profiles in open pit mining.
It is the merit of Dietrich Mania to have systematically documented these unique archives with the support of Hartmut Thieme. The second volume of the Schöningen series presents this fundamental work in a comprehensive manner. At the same time, Jörg Lang, Jutta Winsemann and others provide an overview of the results of their geoscientific studies conducted since 2009. The contributions offer a comprehensive picture of the Schöningen stratigraphy and the formation of the lake, on whose banks horse hunters dissected their prey. Finally, Gottfried Böhme's study of the excellently preserved fish and amphibian remains from the siltation sequences 1-4 is an essential element in characterizing the climatic conditions of the period 300,000 years ago.