Late glacial and holocene palaeoclimatology of the Drakensberg of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Lewis, C.A. (2005) Late glacial and holocene palaeoclimatology of the Drakensberg of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Quaternary International, 129 (1). pp. 33-48. ISSN 1040-6182

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Abstract

Eight climatic events during the Holocene are evidenced in the East Cape Drakensberg by fluvial, archaeological and palynological deposits. Flood plain deposition under relatively moist conditions occurred in the Early Holocene, before ca. 7000 BP. Semi-arid conditions with limited fluvial activity dominated the Mid Holocene until ca. 3200 BP. Alternating flood plain erosion and deposition occurred in the Late Holocene. Four climatic events, for which there is palynological and limited archaeological evidence, have been identified in the Late Glacial.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Drakensberg, Southern Africa, late glacial, Holocene, palaeoclimate
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Deposited On:31 Aug 2006
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