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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Vegetational history of a site in the central Amazon Basin derived from phytolith and charcoal records from natural soils

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIPERNO D.R. (1) ; BECKER P. ;
(1) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, PANAMA

Abstract

Analysis of phytoliths and macroscopic charcoal from natural soils near Manaus, Brazil shows that the central Amazonian terra firme forest has not been stable during the Holocene. Because phytoliths survive over long periods in soils, they can contribute paleo-vegetational information otherwise unobtainable from such contexts. Soil phytolith analysis is a promising tool for the study of environmental history in the humid tropics

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1996, vol. 45, no2 [pp. 202-209]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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