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Culture or climate? The relative influences of past processes on the composition of the lowland Congo rainforest.

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This paper presents the results from a palaeoecological study to establish the impact of prehistoric human activity and climate change on the vegetation and soils of the Goualougo area of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, in the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). This is a region that is known from previous work (through evidence of pottery, furnaces and charcoal layers beneath the present day rainforest vegetation) to have had prehistoric settlement dating back to at least 2000 calibrate...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rstb.2006.1982

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Brncic, TM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Harris, DJ More by this author
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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
362
Issue:
1478
Pages:
229-242
Publication date:
2007-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:4090dd3e-1dc9-413a-a00e-0fb66b50654d
Source identifiers:
209300
Local pid:
pubs:209300

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