A4: TURKEY

This page authored by Steve Kershaw


PTB microbialites outcrop in the mountains west of Antalya in southern Turkey. The Çürük Dag site is probably the most complex in the world, with repetitions of stromatolites, thrombolites and hybrid microbialites. Details are published by Baud et al. (2005, C.R. Paleovol, 4, 569-582); Kershaw et al. (2010, Sedimentology, 58, 739-755.


Two sites are included in this atlas, in the links below:


MAP TO BE ADDED with links to sites

Go to Microbialite Atlas Contents PageGA3_Microb_Contents.htmlGA3_Microb_Contents.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0
Go to Çüruk DagGA31_TurkeyCD-01.html
Go to Oznur TepeGA38_Turkey_Oz_Tepe.html
Go to PTB map pageGA5_P-T_Boundary.htmlGA5_P-T_Boundary.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0

CREDITS: This work was supported in the field by Aymon Baud’s careful guidance, which is much appreciated. Logistical support was provided by Erdal Kosun, without his help, the fieldwork would have been impossible!