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The Hötting Breccia

Ever since A. Pichler discovered the first plant fossils in the middle of the 19th century the Hötting Breccia had been a focal point in the scientific study of the ice ages in the Alps given its stratigraphic position sandwiched between two till deposits. The last monograph on this enigmatic Pleistocene breccia was published by A. Penck back in 1921.

Co-edited by Michael Unterwurzacher, a former member of our research team, a group of geologists and historians now produced a new summary of the Hötting Breccia for a wider non-scientific audience. In addition to the geologic history various applied aspects of this former building stone are discussed, which dominates the cityscape of Innsbruck.

The book can be ordered here.