Paleoecological crisis in the steppes of the Lower Volga region in the Middle of the Bronze Age (III–II centuries BC)

@article{Demkina2017PaleoecologicalCI,
  title={Paleoecological crisis in the steppes of the Lower Volga region in the Middle of the Bronze Age (III–II centuries BC)},
  author={Tatyana Demkina and Aleksandr Borisov and Vitaliy Demkin and Tatiana Khomutova and Tatyana V. Kuznetsova and Maxim V. El'tsov and S. N. Udal’tsov},
  journal={Eurasian Soil Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={791-804}
}
Diagnostic features of a catastrophic aridization of climate, desertification, and paleoecological crisis in steppes of the Lower Volga region have been identified on the basis of data on the morphological, chemical, and microbiological properties of paleosols under archeological monuments (burial mounds) of the Middle Bronze Age. These processes resulted in a certain convergence of the soil cover with transformation of zonal chestnut (Kastanozems) paleosols and paleosolonetzes (Solonetz Humic… 
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