(Article of book - 1981)

Document title

Interpretation paléoclimatique des changements d'environnements en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen Orient durant les 20 derniers millénaires in Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands-Vol 13.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


At about 18,000 yr BP, whereas North Africa and especially the Northern Sahara were incorporated in the cyclonic rain zone, the Middle East was drying. Between 18,000 and 12,000 yr BP, the desert was gradually spreading as well towards the Maghreb in the Sahara as towards the North in the Middle East, except for the Southern Near East where rainfall increased. This trend became more accentuated during the Early Holocene. During the Middle Holocene period (6000 to 4000 yr BP), the trend was turning in North Africa where rains were spreading again towards the North Sahara, but not so much as during the pluvial period about 18,000 yr BP. In the Middle East, the spreading of rain seems to occur chiefly towards North and East.



ISBN : 90-6191-203-2

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

Millesime : 1981 [pp. 21-44]

Bibliographic references : 89 réf.




Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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