(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

Deux mille ans d'histoire du climat dans le midi de la France: étude sédimentologique

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The sedimentological study of deposits in two rock shelters in southern France the Font-de-l'Oule in the Vaucluse and the Font-Juvénal in the Aude makes it possible to establish a coherent sequence of climatic events spanning the last two millennia. There were two cold periods, beginning in the 7th and 14th centuries respectively, separated by a clearly identifiable climatic optimum between the 8th and 13th centuries. This optimum can apparently be divided into two parts. The anthropic deterioration of the landscape was a late phenomenon, whose acceleration in both Provence and Languedoc, as paleobotanical research indicates can be dated to the 13th-14th centuries.


Article of periodic

published at : Annales: Economies. Sociétés. Civilisations Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 425-438]

Bibliographic references : 28 réf.



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