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(Article of book - 1981)

Document title

A late holocène (c. 4500-2300 BP) climatic chronology for the southwestern Sahara in Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands-Vol 13.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUNSON P. J. ; COETZEE J. A. (Editeur scientifique) ; VAN ZINDEREN BAKKER E. M. Sr (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

Faunal and floral remains, changing lake levels, and a series of 15 radiocarbon dates from south-central Mauritania document climatic changes in the period c. 4500 to 2300 BP and provide the basis for estimation of mean annual precipitation greater than 300 % of present before 4500 BP, decrease to less than 200 % in the period 4500-3500 BP, increase to greater than 200 % at 3500 BP, and then a gradual decrease to c. 175 % by 2900 BP and to c. 150 % by 2300 BP.

Source

Book

ISBN : 90-6191-203-2

Editor : A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam - PAYS-BAS (1981)

Millesime : 1981 [pp. 53-60]

Bibliographic references : 21 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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