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Local variation in climate and land use during the time of the major kingdoms of the Tigray Plateau in Ethiopia and Eritrea

Soils, sediments, and geoarcheology. Special issue

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

TERWILLIGER, V.J.
Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Etats-Unis
ESHETU, Z.
Ethiopian Inst. of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Forestry Research Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
HUANG, Y.
Dep. of Geological Sciences, Brown Univ., Providence, Etats-Unis
ALEXANDRE, M.
Dep. of Geological Sciences, Brown Univ., Providence, Etats-Unis
Dep. de Química, Univ. Federal de Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Bresil
UMER, M.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
GEBRU, T.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
BENEDETTI, M.M.
Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington, Etats-Unis
CORDOVA, C.E.
Dep. of Geography, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, Etats-Unis
BEACH, T.
School of Foreign Service, Georgetown Univ., Washington, Etats-Unis


Description :
The AA. sampled sections of gully walls for palaeoenvironmental proxies from 2 sites: 1) Adi Kolen on the southern outskirts of the Plateau's most developed former empire, the Aksumite, and 2) Adigrat near polities dating to at least ca. 3000 cal yr BP. A multi-proxy approach for examining local variation in palaeoenvironments was evaluated that included stable isotopic and elemental analyses (δ13CSOM, δ15N, %TOC, and %TN) of soil, and charcoal identification. The results suggest that general changes in climate are not apparent. Land clearing dynamics are likely to have had a more consistent effect on the trajectories of kingdoms than climate changes.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2011, vol. 85, n°. 2, p. 130-143, nombre de pages : 14, Références bibliographiques : 1,5 p.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

Langue :
Anglais
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