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Title: Archaeological Sites as Markers of Neopleistocene-Holocene Hydrological System Transformation in the Kurai and Chuya Basins, Southeastern Altai: Results of Geomorphological and Geoarchaeological Studies
Authors: Agatova, A. R.
Nepop, R. K.
Slyusarenko, I. Y.
Myglan, V. S.
Barinov, V. V.
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Institute of Archaeology and Enthnography of the Siberian Branch of The Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS
Citation: Archaeological Sites as Markers of Neopleistocene-Holocene Hydrological System Transformation in the Kurai and Chuya Basins, Southeastern Altai: Results of Geomorphological and Geoarchaeological Studies / A. R. Agatova, R. K. Nepop, I. Y. Slyusarenko et al. // Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia. — 2016. — Vol. 44. — Iss. 4. — P. 26-34.
Abstract: Multidisciplinary studies using geomorphological, geoarchaeological, and geochronological approaches indicate contrasting environmental changes in Southeastern Altai, beginning in the Late Pleistocene. 29 new radiocarbon dates from the subaerial complex overlying Late Neopleistocene sediments in the high-altitude Kurai and Chuya basins confirm the degradation of a single ice-dammed reservoir in that area before the Early Holocene. In the first half of the Holocene, those basins were filled with isolated lakes. At the mouth of the Baratal River in the western Kurai basin, a reservoir with a water-level of at least 1480 m a.s.l. emerged ca 10–6.5 ka cal BP; whereas in the Chuya depression, numerous residual lakes existed at least 8 ka cal BP. Landslide- and moraine-dammed lakes between the depressions in the Chuya River valley existed until 7–3 ka cal BP, when they drained away. The state of preservation of in situ archaeological sites, their cultural affiliation, and their locations within the depressions and along the main Chuya valley attest to spatial and temporal changes in the hydrological system. This evolution in the second half of the Holocene did not entail major consequences for humans. All cataclysmic flood events took place (occurred) before 10–8 ka cal BP. © 2016 A.R. Agatova, R.K. Nepop, I.Y. Slyusarenko, V.S. Myglan, V.V. Barinov.
Keywords: ALTAI NOMADS
GEOARCHAEOLOGY
GEOCHRONOLOGY
HOLOCENE
HYDROLOGICAL SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION
SOUTHEASTERN ALTAI
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/111695
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85112293858
PURE ID: 22975591
ISSN: 1563-0110
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: Geomorphological studies, including radiocarbon dating, were supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Projects No. 15-05-06028 and 16-05-01035); archaeological and dendrochronological studies were supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Projects No. 14-50-00036 and 15-14-30011 respectively).
RSCF project card: 14-50-00036
15-14-30011
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