An 8700 year paleoclimate reconstruction from the southern Maya lowlands

  title={An 8700 year paleoclimate reconstruction from the southern Maya lowlands},
  author={D. Wahl and R. Byrne and L. Anderson},
  journal={Quaternary Science Reviews},
Abstract Analysis of a sediment core from Lago Puerto Arturo, a closed basin lake in northern Peten, Guatemala, has provided an ∼8700 cal year record of climate change and human activity in the southern Maya lowlands. Stable isotope, magnetic susceptibility, and pollen analyses were used to reconstruct environmental change in the region. Results indicate a relatively wet early to middle Holocene followed by a drier late Holocene, which we interpret as reflecting long-term changes in insolation… Expand
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