(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Colluvial deposits – proxies for climate change and cultural chronology. A case study from Tigray, Ethiopia

published at : Climatic signals in geomorphological systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIETSCH D. (1) ; MACHADO M.J. (2) ;
(1) Chair of Physical Geography and Soil Science, Eberhard Karls Univ., Tübingen, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dept. de Geología, Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, ESPAGNE


By the example of Tigray/Ethiopia this contribution demonstrates the importance of the multi-proxy "colluvial deposit", while emphasising it's suitability for geoarchaeological and palaeopedological research. The analysis of colluvial deposits, paleosols and phytoliths in Yeha illustrate existing links between ancient land-use being part of the Ethio-Sabaean culture and different stratigraphic units. While the study of colluvial deposits provide answers on cultural chronology and land-use-changes, the study of paleosols buried by or formed within these colluvial deposits makes it possible to demonstrate Holocene climate change along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ)


Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no 1 [pp. 119-136]

Bibliographic references : 63 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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