Relative sea-level changes and coastal evolution at Forum Julii (Fréjus, Provence)

Benoît Devillers, Pierre Excoffon, Christophe Morhange, Stéphane Bonnet, Frédérique Bertoncello

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The aim of this paper is to discuss Roman coastal landscapes and sea-level forcing near Forum Julii (Fréjus, France). These new data demonstrate that the shoreline was a rocky coast with a biological mean sea level at -33 cm ± 6 cm N.G.F. This shoreline was buried by a sandy beach around 50 A.D. A core drilled near the Villepey pond attests to a marine environment during this period. For the first time, these data show a strong dissymmetry of the shoreline during the Roman period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalComptes Rendus - Geoscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Coastal geomorphology
  • France
  • Holocene
  • Roman period
  • Sea-level change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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