Geomorphological Features of the Vindija Cave and Surrounding Area

Šipek, Dalia (2012) Geomorphological Features of the Vindija Cave and Surrounding Area. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Vindija is a karst cave located about 2 km from the village of Donja Voća on the eastern portion of Ravna gora, region Hrvatsko zagorje. Vindija consists of a single, funnel-shaped chamber over 50 m long, 28 m wide and 20 m high. Vindija is the best known of these sites owing to its important collection of Neandertal fossils. The biggest effort in the cave exploring was made by Mirko Malez between 1974 and 1986. The entrance (275 m asl) overlooks the narrow gorge on the northwestern slope of Križnjakovo brdo/Križnjakov vrh. The cave was formed by water eroding and dissolving the rock. In the last stage of speleogenesis the cave ceiling is in the process of collapsing what results with the change of the cave construction. Because the cave can't be analyzed without surrounding area and geological structures this thesis analyzes geomorpfological features of the surrounding area. Fluvial relief, slope relief, karst relief and anthropogenic relief were indentified in this area.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: karst, speleological objects, cave, speleogenesis, fluvial relief, slope relief, karst relief, anthropogenic relief
Supervisor: Bočić, Neven
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 55
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 14 May 2014 11:34
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 11:26

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