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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Late Wisconsin macrofossil records of desert vegetation in the American Southwest

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SPAULDING W. G. ;

Abstract

Recent discovery of macrofossil assemblages in the Mojave Desert extends the record of desert vegetation back to 14,800 yr ago and to altitudes as high as 910 m. Although xerophytic conifer woodland was widespread in current desert habitats during the Late Wisconsin and early Holocene, the development of extensive desert vegetations was not delayed until the beginning of the middle Holocene. A regional vegetation mosaic of desert scrub and woodland existed at altitudes below 1000 m in the Mojave Desert during the last part of the Late Wisconsin.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 256-264]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.

Language

Anglais

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