By J. Runge
This publication comprises clinical papers as a result of a world workshop:?Environmental and Cultural swap in West- and important Africa? geared up through the German examine starting place (DFG) in Yaoundé, Cameroon, March 2006. difficulties of Holocene and overdue Pleistocene differences of the rain woodland savanna fringe and their attainable impression on cultural thoughts are discussed.
summary: This ebook involves medical papers due to a world workshop:?Environmental and Cultural swap in West- and imperative Africa? geared up by way of the German study starting place (DFG) in Yaoundé, Cameroon, March 2006. difficulties of Holocene and overdue Pleistocene differences of the rain wooded area savanna fringe and their attainable effect on cultural strategies are mentioned
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Until 1,2 ka the water level rises again strongly and the Ruzizi River is reactivated (Hecky, 1978). 3 Alluvia and slope surface sediments For the interpretation of fluvial deposits on slopes and in valleys of the humid tropics under the aspects of climate and landscape change there is no universal conception existent. The alluvial deposits in the tropics are apparently more interlocked with colluvia of the interfluves and slopes than it is the case in the temperate regions. The more intensive rearrangement of coarse and fine material in the glacial periods on the slopes and in the valleys has led to a less prominent morphological development of fluvial terraces.
Considerable human impact on landscape and vegetation can be assumed as a consequence of intensified land use. Erosion processes, the replacement of forest by secondary formations, savannization and the establishment of anthropogenic plant communities are the major human induced landscape changes to be expected from at least 500 BC onwards. It is a major objective in the project’s second phase to detect and specify man-induced landscape changes in the palaeorecord. As most of the archaeological sites are located in areas where no continuous sedimentological and palynological sequences can be obtained from lake sediments, the Research Unitexploits alternative proxy-data archives and interprets them in terms of vegetation and landscape development.
1979). 000 years are less distinct. , 1994). 3 DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN CENTRAL AFRICA FROM THE LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM (LGM) TO THE HOLOCENE The ‘Quaternary Environments Network (QEN)’ by J. Adams und H. Faure gives an overview of some of the most important geo- and bio-scientific conclusions about the development of climate and vegetation of Central Africa (and other regions) for the Quaternary. For the Central African area the following scenario resulted on the basis of the preceded proxy-data discussion: The majority of the newer geomorphologic, zoological and palaeobotanical indications underline the fact that today’s Central African rain forest spread in the Congo Basin was clearly reduced in extension during the LGM due to profound reductions in temperature and precipitation (Runge, 1992, 2001; Thomas, 1994; Kadomura, 1995, 1998).
Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa during the Holocene, Past? Present? Future : Palaeoecology of Africa, An International Yearbook of Landscape Evolution and Palaeoenvironments by J. Runge