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The evolution of Saharan dust input on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) – influenced by human activity in the Northwest Sahara during the early Holocene?

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-6469

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von Suchodoletz, Hans ; Oberhänsli, Hedi ; Faust, Dominik ; Fuchs, Markus ; Blanchet, Cécile ; Goldhammer, Tobias ; Zöller, Ludwig:
The evolution of Saharan dust input on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) – influenced by human activity in the Northwest Sahara during the early Holocene?
Bayreuth , 2009
DOI der Verlagsversion: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683609350385

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Abstract

An overall Holocene increase of Saharan dust input to the Canary Islands and to the North Canary Basin is accompanied by a strong coarsening of Saharan dust in loess-like sediments deposited on Lanzarote from ~7–8 ka. No similar coarsening events are indicated in investigations of the sedimentological record for the last 180 ka, a period showing several dramatic climate changes. Therefore a mobilisation of Holocene dust by anthropogenic activity in the northwest Sahara east of the Canary Islands is assumed. Although scarce archaeological data from the coastal area of that region does not point to strong anthropogenic activity during the early Holocene, a high density of unexplored archaeological remains is reported from the coastal hinterlands in the Western Sahara. Thus, the hypothesis of early anthropogenic activity cannot be excluded.

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Item Type: Preprint, postprint
Additional notes (visible to public): Source: The Holocene (2010) volume 20/2, 1-11. doi: 10.1177/0959683609350385
Keywords: Staub; Kanarische Inseln; Sahara <Nordwest>; Desertifikation; Holozän; Geoarchäologie; Saharan dust; Canary Islands; Western Sahara; desertification; Early Holocene
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
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Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-6469
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 09:33
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/480

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