Fire, climate and the origins of agriculture micro-charcoal records of biomass burning during the last glacial-interglacial transition in Southwest Asia
Turner,R.; Roberts,N.; Eastwood,W.J.; Jenkins,E.; Rosen,A.
Journal Of Quaternary Science: 3, 371-386
This study investigates changes in climate, vegetation, wildfire and human activity in Southwest Asia during the transition to Neolithic agriculture between ca. 16 and ca. 9 ka. In order to trace the fire history of this region, we use microscopic charcoal from lake sediment sequences, and present two new records: one from south central Turkey (Akgol) and the other from the southern Levant (Hula).