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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Climate variation and the rise and fall of an Andean civilization

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BINFORD M.W. (1) ; KOLATA A.L. ; BRENNER M. ; JANUSEK J.W. ; SEDDON M.T. ; ABBOTT M.B. ; CURTIS J.H. ;
(1) Graduate School of Design, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Massachusetts, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Paleolimnological and archaeological records that span 3500 years from Lake Titicaca and the surrounding Bolivian-Peruvian altiplano demonstrate that the emergence of agriculture (ca. 1500 B.C.) and the collapse of the Tiwanaku civilization (ca. A.D. 1100) coincided with periods of abrupt, profound climate change. The timing and magnitude of climate changes are inferred from stratigraphic evidence of lake-level variation recorded in [14]C-dated lake-sediments cores. A prolonged drier period (ca. A.D. 1100-1400) caused declining agricultural production, field abandonment, and cultural collapse

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 47, no2 [pp. 235-248]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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