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Hydrosedimentary records and Holocene environmental dynamics in the Yamé Valley (Mali, Sudano-Sahelian West Africa)

Le Drézen, Yann
Lespez, Laurent
Rasse, Michel
Garnier, Aline
Coutard, Sylvie
Ballouche, Aziz
Published in Comptes rendus géoscience. 2010, vol. 342, no. 3, p. 244-252
Abstract Research conducted in the Yame´ Valley (Dogon Country, Mali) provides valuable information about the river systems and their Holocene evolution in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa. Past research in the region has relied primarily on marine and lacustrine records. The new results confirm correlation between palaeoclimatic fluctuations recorded an lakes. They offer a new continental milestone for understanding of the environmental repercussions of Holocene monsoon oscillations. These studies demonstrate the value of river systems as a palaeoenvironmental record and the role of palaeoclimatic and anthropogenic factors in the Holocene dynamics of Sudano-Sahelian hydrosystems.
Keywords ChronostratigraphiePaléoenvironnementHolocèneAfrique-ouestMali
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Research groups Laboratoire d'archéologie et peuplement de l'Afrique (APA)
Unité d'anthropologie

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