Palaeoecology of Africa volume 15

This reference provides up-to-date information on research in many different disciplines which give an overall insight into the environmental history of Africa.

Author: J.C. Vogel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9061912571

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This reference provides up-to-date information on research in many different disciplines which give an overall insight into the environmental history of Africa.
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Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands

These papers derive from a workshop on "Quaternary Sedimentary Records in Central Africa and their Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation", held at the 15th INQUA Congress.

Author: K. Heine

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058093506

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These papers derive from a workshop on "Quaternary Sedimentary Records in Central Africa and their Palaeoenvironmental Interpretation", held at the 15th INQUA Congress. They mainly cover the Late Quaternary to Holocene climate and environmental history of today's rainforest regions.
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Greenhouse Effect Sea Level and Drought

Palaeoecology of Africa, vol. 18, pp. ... in Balkema, A.A. (ed.) Palaeoecology of Africa, vol. 15, pp. 77-99 Whysall, K.D.B., Cooper, N.S., & Bigg, ...

Author: R. Paepe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400907010

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Shortly after the creation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels) in 1970, currently labelled as VUB, a Department of Quaternary Geology was installed within the Faculty of Science in 1974. At the beginning it dealt mainly with the study of periglacial loess deposits of the Pleistocene Glacial Period in Central Belgium and with coastal deposits in relation to sea level rise during the warm Holocene period covering the last 10,000 years, in which the dawn of civilization took place step by step. Today the same research teams widen their scope of interest: they are presently studying the loess plateau in the People's Republic of China and the world-wide problems associated with sea level rise, coastal erosion being one of the most devastating natural hazards. More and more emphasis is put on problems concerning environmental engineering and those dealing with global change. Since 1975 UNESCO sponsored a number of symposia of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), whose secretariat was located on the VUB Campus grounds from 1973 to 1982. In 1981 the Applied Geology Department ofthe Faculty of Applied Sciences was created. The NATO-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) , organized in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) in March 1989 was a climax of this series of Global Change gatherings. As Rector of the VUB, I am satisfied that the VUB, through its Earth Technology Institute, of both USA and Belgium could cooperate with NATO and the National Science Foundations in cosponsoring such an initiative.
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Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands Volume 26

VS Taxon P E CL SL ID 1 C. kikuyorum 70 ( 53-80 ) 69.8 ( 60-80 ) 54.6 ( 45-68 ) 3.6 ( 3-5 ) 13.3 ( 10-15 ) R.E. Fries ( B ) 2 C. keniensis 54.7 ( 50-65 ) ...

Author: Heine Klaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351426022

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This volume offers comprehensive and up-to-date information on research in many different disciplines which give an overall insight into the environmental history of Africa.
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Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands

Containing 15 contributions.

Author: K. Heine

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9054101547

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Containing 15 contributions. Vegetation associated with the protohistorical mound of 'Mouyssam II' (KNT2) in the Malian Sahel; Late Quaternary mammalian remains from central and eastern Sudan and their palaeoenvironmental significance; On the ages of humid Late Quaternary phases in southern African arid areas (Namibia, Botswana); Charcoal from Leliehoek shelter, eastern Orange Free State, South Africa.
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Kromdraai

Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands. Volume 15. 3-12. Thackeray JF, McBride VA, Segonyane SP & Franklyn CB. 2003. Trace element analysis of ...

Author: Jose Braga

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928355076

Category: Social Science

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This book is dedicated to the palaeontogical site of Kromdraai, one of the most well-known sites of the 'Cradle of Humankind', the famous UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Gauteng province (South Africa). From 1938 to 1943, Robert Broom described important hominin fossil discoveries from Kromdraai as belonging to a single individual and designated the type specimen as one of our distant relatives, called Paranthropus robustus
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Report for the Fiscal Years

15 : 2 , 1988 , pp . ... Pleistocene and Holocene Valley Fills in Blydefontein Basin , Noupoort , C.P. , South Africa , " Palaeoecology of Africa , Vol .

Author: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

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ISBN: UCAL:B4426595

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Evolutionary History of the Robust Australopithecines

Cercopithecid biochronology of the African Plio-Pleistocene: correlation among ... Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands, Vol. 15, pp. 13-26.

Author: Frederick E. Grine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351521260

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In paleoanthropology the group of hominids known as the "robust" australopithecines has emerged as one of the most interesting. Through them we have the opportunity to examine the origin, natural history, and ultimate extinction of not just a single species, but of an entire branch in the hominid fossil record. It is generally agreed that the human lineage can be traced back to this group of comparatively small-brained, large-toothed creatures. This volume focuses on the evolutionary history of these early hominids with state-of-the-art contributions by leading international authorities in the field. Although a case can be made for a "robust" lineage, the functional and taxonomic implications of the morphological features are subject to vigorous disagreement. An area of lively debate is the possible causal relationship between the presence of early Homo and the origin, evolution, and virtual extinction of "robust" australopithecines.This volume summarizes what has been learned about the evolutionary history of the "robust" australopithecines in the 50 years since Robert Broom first encountered the visage of a new kind of ape-man from Kromdraai. New discoveries from Kromdraai to Lomekwi have served to keep us aware that the paleontological record for hominid evolution is hardly exhausted. Because of such finds no single volume can hope to stand as a summary on the "robust" australopithecines for very long, but this classic volume comes close to achieving this goal. The book sheds new light upon some old questions and also acts to provide new questions. The answers to those questions bring us closer to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the origins, evolution, and ultimate demise of the "robust" australopithecines. Since the "robust" australopithecines most likely stand as our closest relatives, a better understanding of their origin, history, and demise serves to provide heightened appreciation of the course of human evolution itself. This definitive volume addresses the questions and problems surrounding this important lineage.
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Palaeoecology of Africa of the Surrounding Islands Antarctica

484 pp . , 191 figs . , 15 tables , refs . , index ( subject , fossils , localities ) . ... Beiträge zur Regionalen Geologie der Erde , volume 27.

Author: Eduard Meine van Zinderen Bakker

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ISBN: UOM:39015047440089

Category: Paleobotany

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Vol. 8 contains the proceedings of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Conference on Quaternary Studies held at ... Canberra ... 1972.
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South African Journal of Antarctic Research

In: Marion and Prince Edward Islands; report on the South African biological and ... Palaeoecology of Africa (Vol. 5). ... A.A. Balkema, Cape Town. pp 1-15.

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Mammals of Africa Volume VI

The taphonomy and palaeoecology of the Florisbad spring fauna. Palaeoecology of Africa 15:31–39. Brink, J. S. 1993. Postcranial evidence for the evolution ...

Author: Jonathan Kingdon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408189955

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Mammals of Africa (MoA) is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal. This is the first time that such extensive coverage has ever been attempted, and the volumes incorporate the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of Africa's mammals. With more than 1,160 species and 16-18 orders, Africa has the greatest diversity and abundance of mammals in the world. The reasons for this and the mechanisms behind their evolution are given special attention in the series. Each volume follows the same format, with detailed profiles of every species and higher taxa. The series includes hundreds of colour illustrations and pencil drawings by Jonathan Kingdon highlighting the morphology and behaviour of the species concerned, as well as line drawings of skulls and jaws by Jonathan Kingdon and Meredith Happold. Every species also includes a detailed distribution map. Edited by Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Tom Butynski, Mike Hoffmann, Meredith Happold and Jan Kalina, and written by more than 350 authors, all experts in their fields, Mammals of Africa is as comprehensive a compendium of current knowledge as is possible. Extensive references alert readers to more detailed information. Volume VI, edited by Jonathan Kingdon and Michael Hoffmann, comprises a single order, currently subdivided into three suborders, containing the hippopotamuses, pigs, chevrotains, deer, Giraffe, Okapi, buffalos, spiral-horned antelopes, dwarf antelopes, duikers, grysboks, Beira, dik-diks, gazelles, Klipspringer, Oribi, reduncines, Impala, alcelaphines, horse-like antelopes, sheep and goats; the volume contains 98 species profiles.
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Dental Wear in Evolutionary and Biocultural Contexts

In J. A. Coetzee & E. M. Van Zinderen Bakker (Eds.), Vol. 15. Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands (pp. 12–26). New York: CRC Press.

Author: Christopher W. Schmidt

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128156001

Category: Law

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Dental Wear in Evolutionary and Biocultural Contexts provides a single source for disseminating the current state-of-the-art research regarding dental wear across a variety of hominoid species under a number of temporal and spatial contexts. The volume begins with a brief introductory chapter addressing the general history, understandings and approaches to the study of dental wear. Remaining chapters cover dental macrowear and dental microwear. Students and professionals in anthropology, specifically paleoanthropologists, bioarcheologists, archaeologists, and primatologists will find this book to be a valuable resource. In addition, it is a helpful guide for dentists and other dental professionals interested in dental function. Covers a wide range of topics, including method and theory, macrowear and microwear in primates, and fossil hominins Highlights several recent technological innovations, including occlusal fingerprinting, considerations of enamel mechanical properties, and microwear texture Includes case studies from archaeological populations
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Iron in Soils and Clay Minerals

In J. A. Coetzee and E. M. van Zinderen Bakker (eds.) Palaeoecology of Africa. Sixth Conf. S. Afr. Soc. Quat. Res., Vol. 15. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

Author: J.W. Stucki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400940079

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Probably more than any other element, iron markedly influences the chemical and physical properties of soils and sediments in the earth. Considering its transition metal status, with potential variation in electronic configuration, ionic radius, and magnetic moment, combined with its abundance and relatively large mass, little wonder that one sees its unique influence on every hand. Pre sentations at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (NATO AS!) on Iron in Soils and Clay Minerals reviewed and discussed the occurrence, behavior, and properties of Fe-bearing minerals found in soils and in the clay mineral groups kaolinite, smectite, and mica. Also discussed at the NATO AS! were the basic chemical properties of Fe, methods for separating and identifying Fe in minerals, and the role of Fe minerals in weathering and other soil-forming processes. The present publication is the reviewed and edited proceedings of that Advanced Study Institute. The sequence of chapters follows the general pattern beginning with introductory chapters which overview the general occurrence of Fe in the earth and its chemistry, both generally and in mineral environments, followed by identification and characterization methods for Fe and Fe phases in minerals. The properties and behavior of Fe oxides, Fe-bearing clay minerals, and other Fe minerals in soils are then described, and the text ends with a summary of the role of Fe in soil-forming processes. A Table of Contents and subject index are provided to assist the reader in finding specific topics within the text.
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African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

Palaeoecology of Africa Vol. ... 5–15 . Rust , U. and Wieneke , F. , 1980 , A reinvestigation of some aspects of the evolution of the Kuiseb River valley ...

Author: Jörgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203845271

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This 30st jubilee volume (2010) of "Palaeoecology of Africa" looks back and reflects the "state of the art" of what is actually known on former African climates and ecosystems in the format of review articles authored by specialists in the field. New research articles on climate and ecosystem dynamics as well as applied topics on geomorphic ha
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Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara

AfricaTervuren, Vol. 15(4). Pp. 117-119 1977 Mammiferes du Jebel Uweinat, Désert de Libye. ... Palaeoecology of Africa 18:179-188.

Author: Fred Wendorf

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ISBN: 9781461506539

Category: Social Science

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by Fred Wendorf and Romuald Schild The Eastern Sahara is a fascinating place to study structures. These larger, more complex sites are almost prehistory. Confronted with the stark reality of a hyper always in the lower parts of large basins, most of which arid environment that receives no measurable rainfall, were formed by deflation during the Late Pleistocene lacks vegetation, and is seemingly without life, it would hyper-arid interval between about 65,000 and 13,000 seem to be an unlikely place to find a rich and complex years ago. Their location near the floor of these basins mosaic of archaeological remains documenting past was influenced primarily by one factor - water. During human presence. Despite this impression of a hostile wet phases, runoff from extensive catchment areas environment, there is widespread and abundant caused the development of large, deep, seasonal lakes, archaeological evidence. or playas, in the lowermost parts of these basins. This It is obvious that this area was not always a lifeless surface water would last for several weeks or months desert. Faunal and plant remains found in the excavations after the seasonal rains, and by digging wells after the at Holocene-age settlements, dating between 9500 and playa became dry, water could still be obtained during 5000 radiocarbon years ago, indicate that rainfall during most, if not all, of the dry season.
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Landscape Evolution Neotectonics and Quaternary Environmental Change in Southern Cameroon

Palaeoecology of Africa Vol. 31, An International Yearbook of Landscape Evolution and Palaeoenvironments Jörgen Runge. Vegetations- und Geomorphodynamik in ...

Author: Jörgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203120200

Category: Nature

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Founded in 1966, the internationally recognized and acclaimed SeriesPalaeoecology of Africa publishes interdisciplinary scientific papers on landscape evolution and on former environments of the African continent. Beginning with topics such as changes in climate and vegetation cover, the papers expand horizons and interconnections to various typ
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New Studies on Former and Recent Landscape Changes in Africa

Volume 1-12, 19, 21, 25 Out of Print 13. Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands Editors: J.A. Coetzee & E.M. van Zinderen Bakker 1981, ...

Author: Jörgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315815053

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Volume 32 (2013) of the internationally recognized and acclaimed yearbook seriesPalaeoecology of Africa publishes 9 new interdisciplinary scientific papers on former and recent landscape evolution and on past environments of the African continent (e.g. climate change, vegetation dynamics and growing impact of humans on ecosystems). These papers
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Cimbebasia

211-217 in Palaeoecology of Africa vol . 15. ed . J.A. Coetzee and E.M. van Zinderen Bakker . Balkema . Rotterdam . SANDELOWSKY , B.H. & PENDLETON , W.C. ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015061407378

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The African Neogene Climate Environments and People

Volumes 1-12 Out of Print 13. Palaeoecology of Africa and the Surrounding Islands Editors: J.A. Coetzee & E.M. van Zinderen Bakker 1981, ...

Author: Jürgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351666404

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During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data – researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines – an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
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Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Central Namib Desert

211-217 in Palaeoecology of Africa vol . 15. ed . J.A. Coetzee and E.M. van Zinderen Bakker . Balkema . Rotterdam . SANDELOWSKY , B.H. & PENDLETON , W.C. ...

Author: Myra L. Shackley

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105000377387

Category: Archaeology

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