Correlating paleolimnological results with radiocarbon dating of Lake Ladoga sediment sequences


  • Sapelko, T.V. 1
  • Kuznetsov, D.D. 1
  • Ludikova, A.V. 1
  • Guseva, M.A. 1
  • Ignatyeva, N.V. 1
  • Revunova, A.V. 1
  • Pozdnyakov, Sh.R. 2
  • Zazovskaya, E.P. 3
  • 1 Institute of Limnology RAS, 9 Sevastianova str., Saint-Petersburg, 196105, Russia
    2 Institute of Inland Waters Research, Russian State Hydrometeorological University, 79 Voronezhskaya str., Saint-Petersburg, 192007, Russia
    3 Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, 29 Staromonetnyy lane, Moscow, 119017, Russia



lake sediments, Late Pleistocene, Holocene, Ladoga, AMS radiocarbon data


Despite of a long period study of the sediments sequences of Lake Ladoga there are currently only two cores with a series of radiocarbon dates. Now the radiocarbon dates for one more core have been received. The results of new multi-proxy studies have been obtained. The new series of radiocarbon dates allows the obtained data to be correlated with other dated cores. Our studies show different sedimentation conditions in different parts of Lake Ladoga in the same time periods. In this regard, for a correct reconstruction of the history of Lake Ladoga, it is necessary to continue multi-proxy studying of the cores with a series of radiocarbon dates.