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Age interpretation of the Wonderkrater spring sediments and vegetation change in the Savanna Biome, Limpopo province, South Africa
Spring accumulations are valuable and rare sources for Quaternary pollen analysis and palaeoenvironmental research in South Africa. It is important to optimize their dating, which is sometimesExpand
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Stable carbon isotope ratios from archaeological charcoal as palaeoenvironmental indicators
Abstract The potential to provide environmental proxies using stable carbon isotopes from modern and archaeological charcoal is explored. Experiments on modern Podocarpus (Yellowwoods) show that δ 13Expand
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A 1000-Year Carbon Isotope Rainfall Proxy Record from South African Baobab Trees (Adansonia digitata L.)
A proxy rainfall record for northeastern South Africa based on carbon isotope analysis of four baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) trees shows centennial and decadal scale variability over the last 1,000Expand
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Pollen analysis and dating of Late Quaternary faecal deposits (hyraceum) in the Cederberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Abstract Pollen preserved in hyrax faecal accumulations (hyraceum) in the Pakhuis Pass Shelter, Western Cape, presents a proxy record of local vegetation community structure for the last 23,000Expand
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Vegetation history inferred from pollen in Late Quaternary faecal deposits (hyraceum) in the Cape winter-rain region and its bearing on past climates in South Africa
Pollen analysis shed light on vegetation community structure over the last 23,000 year in the western Cape. The pollen from dated hyrax faecal accumulations (hyraceum) relates to the evolution ofExpand
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A Regional Stable Carbon Isotope Dendro-Climatology from the South African Summer Rainfall Area
Carbon isotope analysis of four baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) trees from the Pafuri region of South Africa yielded a 1000-year proxy rainfall record. The Pafuri record age model was based on 17Expand
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Late-Holocene marine radiocarbon reservoir correction (ΔR) for the west coast of South Africa
In order to calibrate radiocarbon ages based on samples with a marine carbon component it is important to know the marine carbon reservoir correction or ΔR value. This study measured the ΔR on bothExpand
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Controls On the Genesis, Sedimentary Architecture, and Preservation Potential of Dryland Alluvial Successions In Stable Continental Interiors: Insights from the Incising Modder River, South Africa
Abstract Interpretations of the allogenic and autogenic controls on dryland alluvial successions are commonly hampered by incomplete knowledge of the sedimentology of modern dryland riverExpand
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The character, origin and palaeoenvironmental significance of the Wonderkrater spring mound, South Africa
Abstract Wonderkrater is a spring mound consisting entirely of peat in excess of 8 m thick. It has yielded a pollen record extending back over 35,000 years, which has provided one of the very fewExpand
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