The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the last 4000 years and its implications for the development of the Taquara/Itararé Tradition

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The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the last 4000 years and its implications for the development of the Taquara/Itararé Tradition

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dc.contributor.author Iriarte, José en_GB
dc.contributor.author Behling, Hermann en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter (Iriarte); University of Göttingen (Hermann) en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-21T13:49:49Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:35:42Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:04:14Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10 en_GB
dc.description.abstract An examination of the late Holocene environmental and cultural sequences of the southern Brazilian highlands indicates that the colonisation of this region by the Taquara/Itararé people is associated with the expansion of Araucaria forest resulting from the onset of wetter climatic conditions in the region, which started between around 1410 and 900 cal. yr BP. The more intense and permanent human occupation of this region is associated with the advance of Araucaria forest, which provided Taquara/Itararé groups with a newly abundant and reliable resource: Araucaria seeds. In addition, we review the evidence for landscape transformation associated with the beginning of food-production in the region. Charcoal records show that local populations may have practiced slash-and-burn agriculture at lower elevations since the beginning of the late Holocene around 4320 cal. yr BP, and continued this practice during the second part of the late Holocene. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Archaeology, 12 (2), October 2007, pp.115-127 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1179/174963107x226390 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/27432 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Maney Publishing en_GB
dc.relation.url www.maney.co.uk/journals/env en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/env en_GB
dc.subject fossil pollen en_GB
dc.subject holocene en_GB
dc.subject Brazil en_GB
dc.subject climate change en_GB
dc.subject Taquara/Itararé Tradition en_GB
dc.subject Araucaria forest en_GB
dc.subject human-environment interactions en_GB
dc.title The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the last 4000 years and its implications for the development of the Taquara/Itararé Tradition en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-05-21T13:49:49Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:35:42Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:04:14Z
dc.identifier.issn 14614103 en_GB
dc.description Reproduced with permission of the publisher. Copyright © Maney Publishing 2007. en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 17496314 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Environmental Archaeology en_GB


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