(Article of book - 1981)

Document title

Late Quaternary history of Lake Besaka, Ethiopa in Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands-Vol 13.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


Lake Besaka, as a groundwater-fed lake which appears to have overflowed eastwards into the Awash during the late Pleistocene and perhaps again during the earliest Holocene, is not a sensitive indicator of climatic change. Only two major transgressions are so far evident in the late Quaternary depositional record of the lake, one dated to about 11,000-12,000 BP, the other perhaps 10,000 years older. Tectonic and volcanic factors have undoubtedly modulated the response of Lake Besaka to climatic change within the past 30,000 years.



ISBN : 90-6191-203-2

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

Millesime : 1981 [pp. 93-104]

Bibliographic references : 9 réf.




Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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