The evolution of neogene terrestrial ecosystems in Europe

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Geology & Geophysics
Creator Brown, Francis Harold
Other Author deMenocal, Peter B.
Title The evolution of neogene terrestrial ecosystems in Europe
Date 1999
Description The Pliocene-Pleistocene chronology of hominid and other vertebrate evolution in East Africa is largely constrained by isotopic dating and regional intercorrelation of volcanic ash layers. Some eruptions were of sufficient magnitude or duration that their widespread tephra dispersal defines a series of dated marker horizons throughout the fossil-bearing sedimentary deposits of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia (Brown, 1982; Feibel et al, 1989; Haileab&Brown, 1992,1994; Pickforderal, 1991; WoldeGabrieler al, 1994). Although many of the larger eruptive events have been dated directly the ages of many tephra are only constrained by indirect stratigraphic interpolation between dated levels. The geochcmica! compositions of volcanic glasses from each eruption are unique, providing a definitive means to establish broad tephrostratigraphic correlations linking the regional climatic, tectonic, and biologic histories of this distinctive archive of Earth history.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
First Page 23
Last Page 54
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation deMenocal, P. B., & Brown, F. H. (1999). The evolution of neogene terrestrial ecosystems in Europe. In Edited by Jorge Agusti, Lorenzo Rook and Peter Andrews. Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe, 1, 23-54.
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