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Holocene moisture evolution in arid central Asia and its out-of-phase relationship with Asian monsoon history
We synthesize palaeoclimate records from the mid-latitude arid Asian region dominated today by the Westerlies ("arid central Asia" (ACA)) to evaluate spatial and temporal patterns of moisture changesExpand
Holocene environmental change inferred from a high-resolution pollen record, Lake Zhuyeze, arid China
A high-resolution pollen record, c. 50 yr/sample, from terminal lake sediments in the Shiyang River drainage basin on the present margin of the summer monsoon was used to reconstruct vegetation andExpand
Late Quaternary environmental change in the Bonneville basin, western USA
Abstract Excavation and analyses of small animal remains from stratified raptor deposits spanning the last 11.5 ka, together with collection and analysis of over 60 dated fossil woodrat middenExpand
A mid-Holocene drought interval as evidenced by lake desiccation in the Alashan Plateau, Inner Mongolia China
The mid-Holocene in China is traditionally thought to be a warm and humid period with a strong summer monsoon, and is often termed the Holocene Climatic Optimum or Megathermal Period. Here we presentExpand
A short chronology for the peopling of the Tibetan Plateau
The short chronology presented here contradicts genetic-based models suggesting that human populations may have been resident on the Tibetan Plateau for as long as 30,000 years, and suggests either that initial colonists were genetically predisposed to the rapid accumulation of mutations leading to successful physiological adaptation, or that high-elevation selective pressures are much more severe than usually conceived. Expand
The Late Upper Paleolithic occupation of the northern Tibetan Plateau margin
The pre-Neolithic history of the Tibetan Plateau is virtually unknown. Test excavations of Late Paleolithic sites, described here, provide preliminary evidence that the initial occupation of theExpand
Late Pleistocene and early Holocene rivers and wetlands in the Bonneville basin of western North America
Abstract Field investigations at Dugway Proving Ground in western Utah have produced new data on the chronology and human occupation of late Pleistocene and early Holocene lakes, rivers, and wetlandsExpand
Did climatic seasonality control late Quaternary artiodactyl densities in western North America
Abstract We develop and test a hypothesis here that the seasonality of temperature and precipitation played a major role in determining the population densities of artiodactyls (e.g., Ovis canadensisExpand
Last deglacial and Holocene lake level variations of Qinghai Lake, north‐eastern Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau
Qinghai Lake is of significance for paleoclimate research because it lies in a pivotal region that is influenced by both the mid-latitude Westerlies and the low-latitude Asian summer monsoon (ASM).Expand