Developing a framework of Quaternary dune accumulation in the northern Rub' al-Khali, Arabia

Andrew R. Farrant*, Geoff A T Duller, Adrian G. Parker, H. M. Roberts, Ash Parton, Robert W O Knox, Thomas Bide

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

28 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)
229 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)


Located at the crossroads between Africa and Eurasia, Arabia occupies a pivotal position for human migration and dispersal during the Late Pleistocene. Deducing the timing of humid and arid phases is critical to understanding when the Rub' al-Khali desert acted as a barrier to human movement and settlement. Recent geological mapping in the northern part of the Rub' al-Khali has enabled the Quaternary history of the region to be put into a regional stratigraphical framework. In addition to the active dunes, two significant palaeodune sequences have been identified. Dating of key sections has enabled a chronology of dune accretion and stabilisation to be determined. In addition, previously published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates have been put in their proper stratigraphical context, from which a record of Late Pleistocene dune activity can be constructed. The results indicate the record of dune activity in the northern Rub' al-Khali is preservation limited and is synchronous with humid events driven by the incursion of the Indian Ocean monsoon.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)132-144
Nifer y tudalennau13
CyfnodolynQuaternary International
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar25 Maw 2015
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 24 Medi 2015

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