The Environmental History of Tigray (Northern Ethiopia) in the Middle and Late Holocene: A Preliminary Outline

@article{Bard2000TheEH,
  title={The Environmental History of Tigray (Northern Ethiopia) in the Middle and Late Holocene: A Preliminary Outline},
  author={K. Bard and M. Coltorti and Michael Diblasi and F. Dramis and R. Fattovich},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={17},
  pages={65-86}
}
This paper outlines the environmental history of the Tigrean Plateau (northern Ethiopia) during the Holocene, based on the available geomorphological, palynological, archaeological, and historical evidence. At present, it seems that (1) the plateau experienced a more humid climate with a denser vegetation cover during the Early Holocene; (2) Soil erosion due to clearing vegetation began in the Middle Holocene; (3) agricultural activity was intensified in the Late Holocene, as a consequence of… Expand
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