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(super 14) C database and geographic information system for western Siberia.

Lyobov A Orlova, Yaroslav V Kuzmin, Ivan D Zolnikov

Abstract


We illustrate here the combined use of geographic information system (GIS) technology and a radiocarbon database for analysis of the environmental components and ancient sites in Western Siberia during the period 10-45 ka BP. In total, 230 (super 14) C dates from 75 Late Pleistocene outcrops and Paleolithic sites were used to generate paleolandscape maps and to establish the features of the spatiotemporal distribution of Paleolithic sites.

Keywords


geographic information systems;West Siberia;information systems;Karginian;Sartanian;Stone Age;Paleolithic;humates;paleoenvironment;climate change;vegetation;archaeology;archaeological sites;Holocene;stratigraphy;data processing;data bases;Pleistocene;upper Pleistocene;organic compounds;glaciation;peat;Commonwealth of Independent States;sediments;Asia;Cenozoic;charcoal;Quaternary;wood;C 14;carbon;dates;isotopes;radioactive isotopes;absolute age

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