The medieval warm period on the southern Colorado Plateau

  title={The medieval warm period on the southern Colorado Plateau},
  author={Jeffrey S. Dean},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • J. Dean
  • Published 1994
  • Climatic Change
Several questions concerning the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), an interval (A.D. 900 to 1300) of elevated temperatures first identified in northern Europe, are addressed with paleoenvironmental and archaeological data from the southern Colorado Plateau in the southwestern United States. Low and high frequency variations in alluvial groundwater levels, floodplain aggradation and degradation, effective moisture, dendroclimate, and human adaptive behavior fail to exhibit consistent patterns that can… 
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