Late Quaternary environmental phases in the Eastern Cape and adjacent Plettenberg Bay-Knysna region and Little Karoo, South Africa

Lewis, C.A. (2011) Late Quaternary environmental phases in the Eastern Cape and adjacent Plettenberg Bay-Knysna region and Little Karoo, South Africa. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 122 (1). pp. 187-200. ISSN 0016-7878

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Abstract

Four major climato-environmental phases have been identified in the Eastern Cape, Plettenberg Bay-Knysna region and Little Karoo between somewhat before ~ 40 000 cal. a BP and the present: the Birnam Interstadial from before 40 000 cal. a BP until ~ 24 000 cal. a BP; the Bottelnek Stadial (apparently equating with the Last Glacial Maximum) from ~24 000 cal. a BP until before ~ 18 350 cal. a BP; the Aliwal North (apparently equating with the Late Glacial) from before ~ 18 350 cal. a BP until ~ 11 000 cal. a BP; the Dinorben (apparently equating with the Holocene) from ~ 11 000 cal. a BP until the present. The evidence for, and the characteristics of, these phases is briefly described.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Palaeoclimate; Southern Africa; Late Quaternary; Last Glacial Maximum; Late Glacial; Holocene
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Q Science > QE Geology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:1765
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Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 14:46
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