Data set on sedimentology, palaeoecology and chronology of Middle to Late Pleistocene deposits on the Taimyr Peninsula, Arctic Russia

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This Data in Brief paper contains data (including images) from Quaternary sedimentary successions investigated along the Bol’shaya Balakhnya River and the Luktakh–Upper Taimyra–Logata river system on southern Taimyr Peninsula, NW Siberia (Russia). Marine foraminifera and mollusc fauna composition, extracted from sediment samples, is presented. The chronology (time of deposition) of the sediment successions is reconstructed from three dating methods; (i) radiocarbon dating of organic detritus (from lacustrine/fluvial sediment) and molluscs (marine sediment) as finite ages (usually <42 000 years) or as non-finite ages (>42 000–48 000 years) on samples/sediments beyond the radiocarbon dating limit; (ii) Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating on marine molluscs (up to ages >400 000 years); (iii) Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating, usually effective up to 100-150 0000 years. Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide (TCN) exposure dating has been applied to boulders resting on top of moraine ridges (Ice Marginal Zones). See [1] ( for interpretation and discussion of all data.


  • Per Möller
  • Ivar Örn Benediktsson
  • Ole Bennike
  • Martin Bernhardson
  • Svend Funder
  • Lena Håkansson
  • Geoffrey Lemdahl
  • Joseph Licciardi
  • Andrew S. Murray
  • Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
External organisations
  • University of South-Eastern Norway
  • University of Iceland
  • Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University Centre in Svalbard
  • Linnaeus University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Geology


  • Glacial sedimentology, Glacial history, Kara Sea Ice Sheet, OSL dating, ESR dating, TCN dating
Original languageEnglish
Article number104267
JournalData in Brief
Early online date2019 Jul 9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch

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