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Interglacial and Glacial Desert Refugia and the Middle Paleolithic of the Azraq Oasis, Jordan
A geoarchaeological study of sediments in the Azraq Oasis, in the Eastern Desert of Jordan, provides information on the fluctuations of the geomorphic and hydrologic systems in this region inExpand
Late Quaternary environmental change inferred from phytoliths and other soil-related proxies: Case studies from the central and southern Great Plains, USA
Abstract This study investigates stable carbon isotopes (δ13C), opal phytolith assemblages, burnt phytoliths, microscopic charcoal and Sporormiella spores from modern soils and paleosols in KansasExpand
Millennial Landscape Change in Jordan: Geoarchaeology and Cultural Ecology
Stands of relict vegetation, soil horizons, and sedimentary deposits along with archaeological evidence suggest that during certain time spans within the past twenty millennia, Jordan was endowedExpand
Floodplain degradation and settlement history in Wadi al-Wala and Wadi ash-Shallalah, Jordan
This study investigates a Mid-Holocene cycle of stream aggradation and incision in Wadi al-Wala and Wadi ash-Shallalah, western Jordan. Aggradation took place sometime between 7 ka and 6 ka, followedExpand
GEOMORPHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE OF INTENSE PREHISTORIC SOIL EROSION IN THE HIGHLANDS OF CENTRAL JORDAN
Soils and alluvial sediments in two wadi systems provide preliminary evidence of intense prehistoric soil erosion in the Plateau of Central Jordan. Magnetic susceptibility, color, secondary carbonateExpand
C3 Poaceae and Restionaceae phytoliths as potential proxies for reconstructing winter rainfall in South Africa
Abstract The main objective of this research is to identify graminoid phytolith morphotypes with potential as proxies for reconstructing past winter rainfall in South Africa. The main argument ofExpand
Landforms, sediments, soil development, and prehistoric site settings on the Madaba‐Dhiban Plateau, Jordan
This paper examines recurrent spatial patterns of prehistoric sites in relation to landforms, alluvial fills, and soil development in the uplands and valleys of the Madaba and Dhiban Plateaus ofExpand
Paleoenvironmental change and settlement dynamics in the Druze Marsh: Results of recent excavation at an open-air Paleolithic site
Abstract Large open-air archaeological sites provide a unique contribution to our understanding of the range of environments exploited by hominins and how their mobility patterns were affected byExpand
Holocene environmental change in southwestern Crimea (Ukraine) in pollen and soil records
Pollen records and soil development sequences from the Heraklean Peninsula and the Chyornaya Valley provide information on climatic change and fluctuation of ecological boundaries (mesic forests,Expand
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