OF LATE GLACIAL AND HOLOCENE IN POLAND
Witold Paweł Alexandrowicz
Departament of Environmental Analyses and Cartography; Faculty of
Geology, Geophysics and Protection, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Al. A.
Mickiewicza 30; 30-059 Cracow, Poland, email: email@example.com
molluscs, malacostratigraphy, Late Glacial, Holocene, Poland
Assemblages of molluscs have been used for
stratigraphy of Late Glacial and Holocene deposits in Poland. Changes of the climate as
well as migration of species are main factors which control the recompositions
of molluscan communities in this time. Thirteen malacostratigraphical zones
have been definied. Eight of them corresponds with land environments, while the
remaining ones (five) with water habitats. The succesions of these zones gives
the malacostratigraphical subdivisions, which can be compared with similar
schemes proposed in some other countries of Central Europe.
They supplement palynostratigraphical zones or even can be used as main way of