(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Holocene geoarchaeology of the Sixteen Mile Beach barrier dunes in the Western Cape, South Africa

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Holocene evolution and human occupation of the Sixteen Mile Beach barrier dunes on the southwest coast of South Africa between Yzerfontein and Saldanha Bay are inferred from the radiocarbon ages of calcareous dune sand, limpet shell manuports and gull-dropped white mussel shells. A series of coast-parallel dunes have prograded seaward in response to an overall marine regression since the mid-Holocene with dated shells from relict foredunes indicating periods of shoreline progradation that correspond to drops in sea level at around 5900, 4500 and 2400 calibrated years before the present (cal yr B.P.)


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 63, no1 [pp. 99-107]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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