Cave speleothems & lake sediments

The caves and wetlands of Peloponnese provide opportunities to study the co-evolution of climatic, environmental and cultural changes in a historical perspective, going back to Bronze Age civilizations and beyond. The focus of this research is to understand past climate and environmental variability, flooding events and sea-level history, using cave speleothems and sediments from wetlands, situated in Messinia, Lakonia, Arcadia and Argolida.

Combining results from analysis of speleothems and lake sediments will help us distinguishing between the human role versus climate factors behind observed changes in vegetation.