An Example for the Reconstruction of Late Quaternary Environmental Changes and Past Human Impact from the Northeastern Part of the Carpathian Basin
Szerkesztette: Pál Sümegi, Sándor Gulyás
This book presents the final results of the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary paleoecological and geoarcheological study aiming at the reconstruction of the Late Quaternary environmental history of the Great Hungarian Plain and the possible prehistoric human impact on the basis of paleoecological and geoarcheological results. The combined use of geomorphological, sedimentological, geochemical analytical methods, a scanning electron microscope coupled with a microprobe, the analyses of pollen, charcoal, mollusk and vertebrate remains along with radiocarbon dating and stable isotope analysis revealed two sedimentary sequences extending well back into the Last Glacial. The volume presents
the results of these analyses unravelling a hitherto unknown environmental history.