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A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar.
A database has been assembled with 278 age determinations for Madagascar. Materials 14C dated include pretreated sediments and plant macrofossils from cores and excavations throughout the island, andExpand
FOSSIL EVIDENCE FOR A DIVERSE BIOTA FROM KAUA‘I AND ITS TRANSFORMATION SINCE HUMAN ARRIVAL
Coring and excavations in a large sinkhole and cave system formed in an eolianite deposit on the south coast of Kaua‘i in the Hawaiian Islands reveal a fossil site with remarkable preservation andExpand
Holocene Charcoal Stratigraphy from Laguna Tortuguero, Puerto Rico, and the Timing of Human Arrival on the Island
An 8 m sediment core from Laguna Tortuguero, Puerto Rico, provides a 7000 calendar year history of fire occurrence and sedimentation on the island's north coast. After c. 5300 cal-BP, microscopicExpand
Biome reconstruction from pollen and plant macrofossil data for Africa and the Arabian peninsula at
Biome reconstruction from pollen and plant macrofossil data provides an objective method to reconstruct past vegetation. Biomes for Africa and the Arabian peninsula have been mapped for 6000 years spExpand
Pleistocene Rewilding: An Optimistic Agenda for Twenty‐First Century Conservation
Large vertebrates are strong interactors in food webs, yet they were lost from most ecosystems after the dispersal of modern humans from Africa and Eurasia. We call for restoration of missingExpand
LANDSCAPE PALEOECOLOGY AND MEGAFAUNAL EXTINCTION IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK STATE
Stratigraphic palynological analyses of four late Quaternary deposits com- prise a landscape-level study of the patterns and processes of megafaunal extinction in southeastern New York State.Expand
Late Holocene vegetational change in central Madagascar
Abstract A sediment core from Lake Kavitaha, central Madagascar, provides a stratigraphic record of changes in pollen spectra and charcoal influx in the late Holocene. The earliest pollen spectraExpand
Sporormiella and the late Holocene extinctions in Madagascar
Fossil spores of the dung fungus Sporormiella spp. in sediment cores from throughout Madagascar provide new information concerning megafaunal extinction and the introduction of livestock.Expand
Environmental change, extinction and human activity: evidence from caves in NW Madagascar
In the last 2000 years, changes on the island of Madagascar have resulted in the modification of key environments and the extinction of nearly all large native animals. Humans have long beenExpand
Rates, Patterns, and Processes of Landscape Transformation and Extinction in Madagascar
Inferring cause and effect from the fossil record is not a wholly satisfying enterprise. The evidence is stale. Many useful details are missing, perhaps never to be found. Sequential events may beExpand
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