Title: Holocene environment and subsistence patterns near the Tree Shelter, Red Sea Mountains, Egypt
Authors: Marinova, Elena ×
Linseele, Veerle
Vermeersch, Pierre #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Academic press inc elsevier science
Series Title: Quaternary research vol:70 issue:3 pages:392-397
Abstract: The Tree Shelter site dates to the Early to Mid-Holocene (8000 to 4900 C-14 yr BP). Present conditions around the site are hyperarid, but charcoal remains indicate less severe aridity at the time of its occupation. The environment around the site then supported a rich wadi vegetation, which allowed hunting during the Epipaleolithic and herding during the Neolithic occupation. Although more favorable than today, the environmental conditions also displayed a desert character and seem to have limited the range of domestic herbivores introduced in the area. (C) 2008 University of Washington. All Fights reserved.
ISSN: 0033-5894
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Biology - miscellaneous
Division of Geography & Tourism
Archaeology, Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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