Antropogenic deposits

Lithological description

Heterogeneous deposit, comprising anthropogenically reworked natural sediment (e.g. applied as filling sand or to create an organic-rich topsoil), as well as novel anthropogenic materials (Schokker et al. 2015; Dijkstra et al. 2019).

Depositional setting

Built environment and agricultural areas.

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Up to 10 m in historical city centres, up to 1.5 m in agricultural areas.
Geographical distribution
Not yet determined.
Regional correlation
Not yet determined.
Type section
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the origin of this type of ground.
Previous name(s)
Reviewed by (date)
Jeroen Schokker (2019).
Dijkstra, J.J., Comans, R.N.J., Schokker, J., Van der Meulen, M.J. 2019. The geological significance of novel anthropogenic materials: Deposits of industrial waste and by-products. Anthropocene 28.
Schokker, J., Bakker, M., Dubelaar, W., Dambrink, R., Harting, R. 2015. 3D subsurface modelling reveals the shallow geology of Amsterdam. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 94, pp. 399-417.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Antropogenic deposits. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from