Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Research article
25 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 25 Sep 2023

Multi-proxy speleothem-based reconstruction of mid-MIS 3 climate in South Africa

Jenny Maccali, Anna Nele Meckler, Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Torill Brekken, Helen Aase Rokkan, Alvaro Fernandez, Yves Krüger, Jane Adigun, Stéphane Affolter, and Markus Leuenberger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2023-1', Kerstin Braun, 02 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2023-1', Nick Scroxton, 28 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 May 2023) by Qiuzhen Yin
AR by Jenny Maccali on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
EF by Svenja Lange (28 Jun 2023)  Supplement 
ED: Publish as is (23 Jul 2023) by Qiuzhen Yin
AR by Jenny Maccali on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The southern coast of South Africa hosts some key archeological sites for the study of early human evolution. Here we present a short but high-resolution record of past changes in the hydroclimate and temperature on the southern coast of South Africa based on the study of a speleothem collected from Bloukrantz Cave. Overall, the paleoclimate indicators suggest stable temperature from 48.3 to 45.2 ka, whereas precipitation was variable, with marked short drier episodes.