(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Transmutation of ancient settlements and environmental changes between 6000-2000 aBP in the Chaohu Lake basin, East China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WU L. (1 2) ; WANG X. (2 3) ; ZHOU K. (4) ; MO D. (5) ; ZHU C. (1) ; GAO C. (2) ; ZHANG G. (6) ; LI L. (1) ; LIU L. (2) ; HAN W. (2) ;
(1) School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, CHINE
(2) College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal Univ., Wuhu, CHINE
(3) Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(4) Inst. of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(5) College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(6) Dep. of Urban Construction and Environment Science, West Anhui Univ., Lu'an, CHINE


Based on the temporal-spatial distribution features of ancient settlement sites from the middle and late Neolithic Age to the Han dynasty in the Chaohu Lake Basin of Anhui Province, using the methods of GIS combined with the reconstructed paleoenvironment by the records of lake sediment since Holocene, the transmutation of ancient settlements with response to environmental changes in this area has been discussed. Studies show that the main feature of this transmutation was that the distribution of settlements in this area changed from high altitudes to low ones and kept approaching the Chaohu Lake with the passage of time. These could be the response to the climate change from warm-moist to a relatively warm-dry condition during the middle Holocene, leading to the lake level fluctuations


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no5 [pp. 687-700]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl.



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