Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 293–301 | Cite as

Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation history at Lake Yeniçağa, northern Turkey

  • Hans-Jürgen BeugEmail author
  • Sytze Bottema
Original Article


Pollen diagrams from Lake Yeniçağa in northern Turkey published by Beug (Quaternary Paleoecology, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1967) and Bottema et al. (Palaeohistoria 35/36(1993/1994):13–72, 1995) are connected, reflecting the development of the vegetation over the time from the Older Dryas period to about ad 800. The sequence can be divided into four pollen zones with several subzones. Six periods of continuous human impact are described.


N Turkey Palynology Late Glacial Holocene Human impact 



The late H. Walter, who stayed in 1955 at the University of Ankara, visited Lake Yeniçağa, collected the uppermost 20 cm of the peat layer and sent it to his colleague F. Firbas, Göttingen, who kindly asked H.-J. Beug to check the samples for the suitability of palynological studies. H.-J. Beug gratefully thanks J. Christiansen, Göttingen, for his help, especially in preparing the pollen diagrams.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.GroningenThe Netherlands

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