(7MelbourneInternational Conference on Geomorphology : "Ancient landscapes, modern perspectives" en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Assessing human impact on alluvial fan development : a multidisciplinary case-study from Lower Khuzestan (SW Iran)

published at : Geomorphology and geoarchaeology : cross-contribution. Geoarcheological session

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Languages and Cultures of the Near East and North Africa, Univ., Ghent, BELGIQUE
(2) Geological Survey of Belgium, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
(3) The Netherlands Flemish Inst., Caire, EGYPTE


This paper presents a multidisciplinary approach for studying the evolution of an alluvial fan system in Lower Khuzestan (SW Iran). The study draws on previously collected data from geological and archaeological field campaigns and new data derived from the interpretation of satellite imagery and historical textual sources. Three alluvial fans were identified, successively deposited by the Jarrahi river. Judging from archaeological and historical evidence, the successive phases appear to coincide with a relocation of settlement and irrigation activities. It is suggested that management of levee breaks by man played a key role in the rapid fan development and in maintaining extremely low gradients. Judging from the extensive patterns of ancient irrigation canals, human activity also played an important role in the formation of the earlier fans



International Conference on Geomorphology : "Ancient landscapes, modern perspectives" No7, Melbourne , AUSTRALIE (06/07/2009 - 11/07/2009)

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 23, no 5-6 [pp. 267-285]

Bibliographic references : 78 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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