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Holocene Northern Africa
Convener: R. Baumhauer 

The environmental setting within Northern Africa was subject to considerable changes during Late Quaternary, mainly driven by major global climate variations, although human impact increased constantly since Early Holocene. Such global events can be reconstructed with the help of reliefs, sediments and palaeosoils and their specific morphological, chemical and mineralogical properties.
The session’s focus is to ascertain new and established data on climate variations and associated palaeoenvironmental changes within Northern Africa and systematically collate and correlate them to results obtained from the Afro-Asian dry land belt and adjacent areas. The joint analysis of Late Quaternary landscape development and present environmental conditions in the Central Sahara should result in the modelling of Late Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoenvironments, emphasising various aspects.