(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Size variation in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) and late Quaternary climatic change in South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Anthropology, Stanford University, Stanford, ETATS-UNIS


The average adult size of the rock hyrax varies greatly across South Africa. Regression analysis suggests that mean hyrax size is more closely linked to precipitation than to temperature, probably because precipitation has a much greater impact on preferred hyrax food plants. In conjunction with other indicators of past climate, hyrax size variation can be used to reconstruct precipitation history near deeply stratified South African late Quaternary sites, including Elands Bay Cave, Die Kelders Cave 1, and Nelson Bay Cave


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1996, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 193-207]

Bibliographic references : 102 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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