Early-Holocene environments in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan


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dc.contributor.author Hunt, Chris
dc.contributor.author Elrishi, H.
dc.contributor.author Gilbertson, D.
dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.contributor.author McLaren, Sue
dc.contributor.author Pyatt, Brian
dc.contributor.author Rushworth, Gary
dc.contributor.author Barker, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-09T13:31:43Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-09T13:31:43Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09
dc.identifier.citation Hunt , C , Elrishi , H , Gilbertson , D , Grattan , J , McLaren , S , Pyatt , B , Rushworth , G & Barker , G 2004 , ' Early-Holocene environments in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan ' The Holocene , vol 14 , no. 6 , pp. 921-930 . , 10.1191/0959-683604hl769rp en
dc.identifier.issn 1477-0911
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70173
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/229
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/229
dc.identifier.uri http://hol.sagepub.com/ en
dc.description Hunt, C. Elrishi, H. Gilbertson, D. Grattan, J. McLaren, S. Pyatt, B. Rushworth, G. Barker, G. Early-Holocene environments in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan. The Holocene. 2004. 14,6 pp 921-930 en
dc.description.abstract Evidence for early-Holocene environemnts in the Wadi Faynan in the rift-margin in southern Jordan is described. The Early Holocene of Jordan is not well known and palynology, plant microfossils and molluscs from Wadi Faynan provide evidence for a much more humid forest-steppe and steppe environemnt than the present stony desert and highly degraded steppe. The early Holocene fluvial sediments in the Faynan catchment are predominantly fine grained, epsilon crossbedded and highly fossiliferous. They provid convincing evidence for meandering perennial rivers before 6000 cal. BP. It is probable that this early Holocene landscape was disrupted by the impact of early Farmers and by climate hange- the 8.1 ka event appears to be marked by desiccation. By the Chalcolithic, environmental degradation was well advanced. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The Holocene en
dc.title Early-Holocene environments in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0959-683604hl769rp
dc.contributor.institution Registry en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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