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Phytoliths and land-use changes in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia

  • April 30, 2019
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Arlene M. Rosen, Thomas C. Hart, Jennifer Farquhar, Joan S. Schneider, Tserendagva Yadmaa. 2019. Holocene Vegetation Cycles, Land-use, and Human Adaptations to Desertification in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-018-0710-y Desertification is an ongoing global problem in many localities worldwide. This is due in part to global warming, and drying […]

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Phytoliths in Paleoecology: A review !

  • November 21, 2018
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Caroline A. E. Strömberg, Regan E. Dunn, Camilla Crifò, and Elisha B. Harris. 2018. Chapter 12 – Phytoliths in Paleoecology: Analytical Considerations, Current Use, and Future Directions. D. A. Croft et al. (eds.), Methods in Paleoecology: Reconstructing Cenozoic Terrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94265-0_12 Although phytolith analysis is a standard tool […]

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grass short cell phytolith structure using micro-scale X-ray imaging IPS phytolith

When the carbon being dated is not what you think it is: Insights from phytolith carbon research

  • September 14, 2018
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Guaciara M. Santos, Armand Masion, Anne Alexandre, 2018. When the carbon being dated is not what you think it is: Insights from phytolith carbon research. Quaternary Science Reviews 197 (2018) 162-174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.08.007 During phytolith formation, a small amount of carbon (C) can become occluded in the siliceous structure (<1% of the phytolith dry weight). Since […]

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