Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Clim. Past, 18, 1–21, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1-2022
Clim. Past, 18, 1–21, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1-2022

Research article 06 Jan 2022

Research article | 06 Jan 2022

Continuous vegetation record of the Greater Cape Floristic Region (South Africa) covering the past 300 000 years (IODP U1479)

Lydie M. Dupont et al.

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Pollen and spores and micro-charcoal of IODP Site 361-U1479 (0-300ka) L. M. Dupont https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.930614

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We studied the vegetation and climate of southwestern South Africa for the period of the past 300000 years. Vegetation and climate development in this region are interesting because the vegetation of the Western Cape is a global biodiversity hotspot and because the archeology of the region substantially contributed to the understanding of the origins of modern humans. We found that the influence of precession variability on the vegetation and climate of southwestern South Africa is strong.