Title:

Neogene palaeoenvironments of the Namib Desert: a brief synthesis

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Publication Year:
2014
Abstract:

The Namib Desert which is the oldest in the world, was occasionally more humid during the Neogene than it is today as evidenced by the palaeontological record and geochemical analyses of fossil struthioniform eggshells and enamel of large mammals. The biochronological framework was established by comparison with other sites in Africa and on the basis of the fossil mammal remains, which allows the reconstruction of the broad environmental history of the area during the Neogene. Keywords: Namib Desert, Neogene, Palaeoenvironments, Africa, Geochemistry.

Publication Title:

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa

Item Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en

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