RELATIVE SEA LEVEL CHANGES DURING THE CRETACEOUS IN ISRAEL.

Akiva Flexer, Amnon Rosenfeld, Shulamit Lipson-Benitah, Avraham Honigstein

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Abstract

Detailed lithologic, microfaunal, and biometric investigations, using relative abundances, diversity indexes, and duration charts of ostracods and foraminifera, allowed the recognition of sea level changes during the Cretaceous of Israel. Four anoxic events (black shales) accompanying transgressions correspond to the Cretaceous oceanic record. We hypothesize the presence of mature oil shales in the present-day eastern Mediterranean basin close to allochthonous reef blocks detached from the Cretaceous platform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1685-1699
Number of pages15
JournalAAPG Bulletin
Volume70
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1986

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