Out of the African Humid Period

  title={Out of the African Humid Period},
  author={Edouard Bard},
  pages={808 - 809}
  • E. Bard
  • Published 15 November 2013
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
Data from an East African marine core help to explain the transition from the more humid conditions in the early Holocene to today's arid climate. [Also see Report by Tierney and deMenocal] During the last deglaciation, climatic changes allowed human societies to develop and flourish in the subtropical zone from North Africa to Asia. On page 843 of this issue, Tierney and deMenocal (1) report details of these climatic changes in North Africa. They show that between 21,000 and 11,500 calendar… 

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