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Travertine in Roman aqueducts

We participated in a joint petrographic and geochemical investigation of Roman aqueduct calcite deposits in Turkey lead by researchers from Mainz University. These travertine-type sediments may hold high promise as a very high-resolution palaeoenvironmental and palaeohydrological archive in certain regions.
See publications by Sürmelihindi et al. (Sedimentology, 2013) and Sürmelihindi et al. (Palaeo-3, 2013).