Ponto-Caspian and Mediterranean basins under conditions of the last glacial epoch

  • Yanina T.A. 1
  • 1 Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory Str., 1, Moscow, 119992, Russia
Keywords: Caspian Sea, Azov-Black Sea basins, Marmara Sea, Eastern Mediterranean, MIS 2, sea level change, climate change, correlation


The aim of this paper is comparison and correlation of events within the Ponto-Caspian basin system, as well as the events in individual parts of the Pontian-Mediterranean system, and the response of the systems to the global climatic changes during the last glacial epoch (MIS 2). The Pontian, Caspian and Mediterranean basins belonged to different types of the water basins, and evolved differently in the Late Pleistocene responding in different ways to the global climate changes. The study is based on the analysis and integration of the data published by numerous investigators of the region including the author and his numerous colleagues from many countries who have been working on the paleogeography of the Ponto-Caspian and Mediterranean regions in the Late Pleistocene.