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Holocene Palaeoenvironmental History of the Central Sahara

Series: Palaeoecology of Africa Volume: 29

Edited By: Roland Baumhauer and Jürgen Runge

252 pages, 80 b/w figs, 3 col figs

CRC Press

Hardback | Apr 2009 | #179395 | ISBN-13: 9780415482561
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The environmental setting within the Central Sahara was subject to considerable changes during Late Quaternary, mainly driven by major global climate variations, although human impact increased constantly since Early Holocene. Such global events can be reconstructed with the help of reliefs, sediments and palaeosoils and their specific morphological, chemical and mineralogical properties.

The project's focus is to ascertain new and established data on climate variations and associated palaeoenvironmental changes within the Central Sahara and to systematically collate and correlate them to results obtained from the Afro-Asian dry land belt and adjacent areas. The joint analysis of Late Quaternary landscape development and present environmental conditions in the Central Sahara will result in the modelling of Late Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoenvironments, emphasising various aspects.


/ Geomorphological Research in the South-central Sahara / A literature analysis of Holocene palaeoenvironmental reserach in the central Sahara. / Holocene palaeoenviromental changes in Central Sahara inferred from new records from Seggedim scarpfoot depression (NE-Niger) / Of transitions and boundaries. The desert in the Sahara. / Palaeoclimatic interpretation of soil development on Sahelian ancient dunes of different age in Niger, Chad and Mauretania. / Are there valuable pedological palaeoenvironmental indicators in northern Chad? / New Discovery of Rock Fulgurites in the Central Sahara. / Paleoecology of the Giant Catfish (Ariidae, Arius gigas) in Holocene Saharan and tropical West African rivers. / Mankhor Necropolis: A cementry of cattle in Central Sahara / Man of the Tadrart-plateau in the final Pleistocene: human strategy from aridity to Neolithic / The microstratigraphy and micromorphology of a Holocene palaeolake in southern Tunisia./ Different Dimensions of Recent Vegetation Dynamics of North and West Africa./ Landmines, drugs, and justice. The recent history of two Saharan mountains (Adra des Iforas (Mali) and Air Mts.(Niger)./ Analyse compare des caracteristiques granulometriques des systemes dunaires saheliens et sahariens Niger / Channel-morphology based hydrological analysis of the Achelouma valley, NE-Niger

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