Addressing the Desert Kites Phenomenon and Its Global Range Through a Multi-proxy Approach

@article{Crassard2015AddressingTD,
  title={Addressing the Desert Kites Phenomenon and Its Global Range Through a Multi-proxy Approach},
  author={R. Crassard and O. Barge and Charles-Edmond Bichot and J. Brochier and J. Chahoud and M.-L. Chambrade and C. Chataigner and K. Madi and Emmanuelle R{\'e}gagnon and H. Seba and E. Vila},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={1093-1121}
}
This paper argues that the wide geographical distribution of desert kites, which are huge archaeological structures of stone visible from satellite images, must be more broadly acknowledged as a momentous factor in the study of their variability and function. This is important so that researchers can more accurately understand and interpret their impact on biodiversity, landscapes and subsistence patterns. The first results and perspectives of the Globalkites research project are discussed and… Expand
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