Reference : Forest anomalies and human occupation in Central Africa during the last two millennia
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference/Abstract
Arts & humanities : Archaeology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/147112
Forest anomalies and human occupation in Central Africa during the last two millennia
English
Livingstone Smith, Alexandre [> >]
Beeckman, Hans [> >]
Cerisier, François [> >]
Doucet, Jean-Louis [Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales >]
Gillet, Jean-François mailto [> >]
Gruslin, David [> >]
Guion, Hélène [> >]
Hubau, Wannes [> >]
Bourland, Nils mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Forêts, Nature et Paysage > Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions trop. et subtropicales >]
23-Jun-2012
32
No
No
International
21st Biennial of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists
du 19 juin 2012 au 25 juin 2012
Society of Africanist Archaeologists
Toronto
Canada
[en] Tropical rainforest ; archaeology ; anthracology ; Central Africa
[en] Central African rainforests are no longer considered as pristine, but as the outcome of a long history of changes due mainly to climatic variation. For the later part of the Holocene it has been hypothesised that climate changes together with human activities triggered modifications in terms of distribution and botanical composition. While developing a research project to explore the mechanisms of forest change, new research avenues for the archaeology of rainforests became apparent. In this paper, we outline the results of this approach, implemented on a forest concession (Cameroon). We introduce our methodology based on the analysis of botanical inventories (focused on large trees of human linked species and light demanding species), coupled to systematic core boring and test pits. A sampling strategy for the collection of charcoal and its identification is developed and archaeological remains found in association are analyzed at the Royal Museum for Central Africa.
Université de Liège
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/147112

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