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Comment on "Intensifying Weathering and Land Use in Iron Age Central Africa"

Published inScience, vol. 337, no. 6098, 1040
Publication date2012
Abstract

Bayon et al. (Reports, 9 March 2012, p. 1219) interpreted unusually high aluminum-potassium ratio values in an Atlantic sediment core as indicating anthropogenic deforestation around 2500 years before the present (B.P.). We argue that there is no terrestrial evidence for forest destruction by humans and that the third millennium B.P. rainforest crisis can be clearly attributed mostly to climatic change.

Keywords
  • Central Africa
  • Iron Age
  • Climatic change
  • Environment
  • Human impact
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NEUMANN, Katharina et al. Comment on ‘Intensifying Weathering and Land Use in Iron Age Central Africa’. In: Science, 2012, vol. 337, n° 6098, p. 1040. doi: 10.1126/science.1221747
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