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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

Holocene fires in the northern Amazon basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SALDARRIAGA J. G. ; WEST D. C. ;

Abstract

The ubiquitous occurrence of charcoal in the forest soils of the Upper Rio Negro region of Colombia and Venezuela indicates the presence of frequent and widespread fires in the Amazon Basin possibly associated with extremely dry periods or human disturbances. Charcoal dates range from 6260 yr B.P. to the present. Ceramic shards were found at several sites

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, vol. 26, no3 [pp. 358-366]

Bibliographic references : 43 réf.

Language

Anglais

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