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Author(s): Medzihradszky, Zs.
Title: Holocene vegetation history and human activity in the Kis-Balaton area, Western Hungary
Year: 2005
Publication date: 2005-10-30
Volume: 36
Pages: 77-100.

Abstract: Two cores, dated by 23 radiocarbon data were investigated by pollen analysis and multivariate mathematical methods together with the settlement history of the area to determine the Holocene vegetation history and the human influence in the prehistoric times in the ancient bay of Lake Balaton. The first occurrence of anthropogenic indicators, pollen of Triticum and Triticum monococcum-Hordeum type, was detectable in the middle of the 6th millennium, in the Early Neolithic Period. From this time until the top of the sequence, the presence and the value of cereals were in correspondence with the settlement history. Pollen of weeds were irrelevant as anthropogenic indicators. Forest clearance takes place only after 3000 BC.
Keywords: pollen analysis, Lake Balaton, Holocene vegetation history, human influence, western Hungary
Subject: botany

Journal: Studia botanica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Studia bot. hung.
ISSN: 0301-7001
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Papp, B. & Matskási, I.