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

Lyobov A Orlova, Yaroslav V Kuzmin, Ivan D Zolnikov


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.


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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