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

Climatic signals in geomorphological systems

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

PIETSCH, D.
Chair of Physical Geography and Soil Science, Eberhard Karls Univ., Tübingen, Allemagne
MACHADO, M.J.
Dept. de Geología, Museo Nacionalde Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Espagne


Description :
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)


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, issn : 0372-8854, 2014, vol. 58, n°. 1, Supl., p. 119-136, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 63 ref.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Stuttgart, Gebruder Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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