Holocene shoreline displacement in southernmost Spitsbergen

  • Wieslaw Ziaja
  • Otto Salvigsen


Three radiocarbon dates on marine organic material from southernmost Spitsbergen are presented, making it possible to compare the Holocene shoreline displacement in this area with that of other areas of Svalbard. The most distinct raised beach feature is the large beach ridge terrace about 10 m above sea level which most probably is the result of a marine transgression ca. 6500 years ago. Dating of 2700-year-old laminaria from about 2 m above sea level demonstrates a small rising of the land during the youngest Holocene.


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Ziaja, W., & Salvigsen, O. (1995). Holocene shoreline displacement in southernmost Spitsbergen. Polar Research, 14(3), 339-340. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v14i3.6674
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