THE GEOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE VICINITY OF THE PASALAR EXCAVATION AREA, M-KEMALPASA-BURSA


AKYUZ H. S. , SEMIZ C.

JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, vol.28, no.4, pp.303-308, 1995 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/jhev.1995.1024
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.303-308

Abstract

Northwest Anatolia has a special importance in terms of the geological evolution of Turkey because there are several suture zones reflecting the occurrence of different oceans between late Palaeozoic-early Tertiary time. These oceans were the Palaeo-Tethys ocean and the Karakaya basin which both dosed in Jurassic time, and the Neo-Tethys ocean which closed in late Cretaceous-early Tertiary. Following these events, the neo-tectonic period started. A north-south extension in the early Miocene occurred in western Turkey, and later, in the late Miocene, the North Anatolian Fault Formed a diffused strike-slip boundary in northwest Anatolia.