African Archaeological Review

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 211–238

Holocene Climatic Changes and Cultural Dynamics in the Libyan Sahara

  • M. Cremaschi
  • S. Di Lernia
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Abstract

Systematic surveys and excavations were carried out during the 1990–1996 field seasons in the Tadrart Acacus and surrounding areas, shedding new light on the climatic changes and cultural dynamics which occurred during the Holocene. In this paper, the geological, geomorphological, and archaeological evidence is assembled in order to provide a preliminary synthesis on the prehistory of the area.

Pendant les saisons de terrain du 1990 au 1996, des récognitions et fouilles systématiques ont été conduites dans le Tadrart Acacus et dans les zones circonvoisines; ces études ont donne des nouvelles information en ce qui concerne les changements climatiques et les dynamiques culturelles de cette région pendant l'Holocène. Dans ce papier, les évidences géologiques, géomorphologiques, et archéologiques ont été intégrées afin d'obtenir une synthèse préliminaire sur la préhistoire de la région.

Late Pleistocene Holocene Libyan Sahara palaeoenvironment cultural dynamics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cremaschi
    • 1
  • S. Di Lernia
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.C.N.R.C.G.A.Q., Università di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Archeologiche e Antropologiche dell'AntichitàUniversità degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza,”RomeItaly

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