”Caves as tools for dating and reconstruction of relief changes in mountain areas”

The problem of the relief age in the mountain areas is discussed for a long time. Depending on the science area discussions concern the evolution of the hydrological system, age and changes of valleys incision or geological structures. The conducted research focuses on determining the age of the recent system of karst water circulation in Tatra Mts. and Low Tatra Mts. which is directly related to age of adjacent valley incision and morphology. The key to getting the information is study of karst systems located at the bottom of the valley or on a small elevation. The caves constitute a kind of "traps" and give a much greater chance of the preservation of sediments (and deposition processes records) in a period of intense destruction at the surface.