CHARACTERISING THE NAMAQUALAND MUDBELT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: CHRONOLOGY, PALYNOLOGY AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTS

@inproceedings{Gray2000CHARACTERISINGTN,
  title={CHARACTERISING THE NAMAQUALAND MUDBELT OF SOUTHERN AFRICA: CHRONOLOGY, PALYNOLOGY AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTS},
  author={Catherine E. Gray and Michael E. Meadows and Julia A. Lee-Thorp and J. Rogers},
  year={2000}
}
ABSTRACT This paper presents the preliminary findings of recent palynological and chronological analysis of the Orange River mudbelt material. The sediment is considered to have been largely transported from the runoff of the Orange River catchment and is terrigenous in nature. Radiocarbon, pollen, stable carbon isotope and 210Pb analysis of this mud (10 marine cores of Holocene age) has revealed aspects of environmental, vegetation and climate change in the South African interior and may… CONTINUE READING