Living in a swampy paradise: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of an African Humid Period lacustrine margin, West Turkana, Kenya

  title={Living in a swampy paradise: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of an African Humid Period lacustrine margin, West Turkana, Kenya},
  author={Catherine C. Beck and Mary Margaret Allen and Craig S. Feibel and Emily J. Beverly and Jeffery R. Stone and Bruce Wegter and Charles Louis Wilson},
  journal={Journal of African Earth Sciences},
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  • 2022
ABSTRACT The Kalokol Basin on the west side of Lake Turkana, northern Kenya, has yielded three sites dating to the African Humid Period (AHP), a wet phase with intermittent dry spells that
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  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 1986
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    Evolutionary anthropology
  • 2011
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