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dc.contributor.authorGiesche, Alena
dc.contributor.authorLombardo, Umberto
dc.contributor.authorFinsinger, Walter
dc.contributor.authorVeit, Heinz
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-16T16:06:32Z
dc.date.available2021-01-16T16:06:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-30
dc.date.submitted2019-10-03
dc.identifier.issn0921-2728
dc.identifier.others10933-020-00164-8
dc.identifier.other164
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/316315
dc.descriptionFunder: University of Cambridge
dc.description.abstractAbstract: We performed geochemical analyses of two lake sediment cores (1.25 and 1.5 m long) from Lago Rogaguado, which is a large (315 km2) and shallow lake in the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivian Amazon, to investigate Holocene environmental changes based on a multi-proxy dataset (XRF, density, grain size, C:N, and macrocharcoal). One of the two cores provides a history of environmental changes in the Llanos de Moxos from 8100 cal BP until present, which supplements previously published pollen and microscopic charcoal records. Our analyses indicate lake expansion at 5800 cal BP, which may relate to tectonic activity. This was followed by further increasing lake levels, peaking at approximately 1050–400 cal BP, which supports increasingly wetter conditions in the Llanos de Moxos after the mid-Holocene. A fourfold increase in macroscopic charcoal accumulation rate and a more than fivefold increase in sedimentation rates supports anthropogenic fire activity at around 1450 cal BP (500 CE), suggesting that pre-Columbian populations used fire to actively manage the landscape during a period of maximum lake levels around Lago Rogaguado. From 400–100 cal BP, higher C:N, larger grain sizes and peaks in macroscopic charcoal accumulation rates suggest increased watershed erosion associated with increased biomass burning, possibly related to intensified land use.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectOriginal Paper
dc.subjectBolivian amazon
dc.subjectLlanos de moxos
dc.subjectLake level
dc.subjectClimate
dc.subjectLand use change
dc.subjectShallow lake
dc.titleReconstructing Holocene landscape and environmental changes at Lago Rogaguado, Bolivian Amazon
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-01-16T16:06:32Z
prism.endingPage253
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationNameJournal of Paleolimnology
prism.startingPage235
prism.volume65
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.63424
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-10-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10933-020-00164-8
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0417


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