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Miyamoto, S. 2010. Late Pleistocene Sedimentary Environment of the "Homeb Silts" deposits, along the middle Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert, Namibia. African Study Monographs, Supplementary Issue 40: 51-66


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Late Pleistocene Sedimentary Environment of the "Homeb Silts" deposits, along the middle Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

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In the Namib, the tectonic and geographic setting of the area means that there are no large lake basins, and relict aeolian deposits appear to be quite rare. This has posed severe problems for reconstructing palaeoclimates in this region. In addition, there are significant problems with developing a well-dated chronology of events, as well as in the interpretation of the dated evidence for hydrologic and climatic changes. Key Words: Namib Desert, Kuiseb River, Slack water sediments, Sedimentary Environment, Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), AMS radiocarbon dating, Palaeohydrology.

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