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      A GIS-based Vegetation Map of the World at the Last Glacial Maximum (25,000-15,000 BP)

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          A preliminary, broad-scale vegetation map reconstruction for use by archaeologists and anthropologists is presented here for the world at the Last Glacial Maximum (18,000 BP, but broadly representing the interval from 25,000 to 15,000 BP). The global LGM map was produced from a range of literature and map sources, and drawn on a GIS with topographic information. Extended coastlines due to LGM sea-level drop were obtained using bathymetric information. The map is available in image and Geographic Information System (GIS) formats, on a global or regional basis. Accompanying each regional map is a bibliography detailing the principal literature sources of evidence on Late Quaternary palaeovegetation and climates. The maps presented here are merely a preliminary attempt at appraisal of current knowledge and opinion, and future updated versions are intended as more information on LGM environments becomes available. Nevertheless, together with the accompanying citation summary they should provide a valuable and readily accessible source of information on current opinion in the Quaternary community. It is also hoped that the maps will themselves act as a catalyst for archaeologists to use their own data to contribute to the broader climatic/palaeovegetational picture.

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          Journal
          Internet Archaeology
          IA
          Council for British Archaeology
          13635387
          2001
          2001
          :
          : 11
          Affiliations
          [1 ]University of Geneva, Switzerland
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          10.11141/ia.11.2
          539de7b6-9d62-4b73-b158-069412ca35e5
          © 2001

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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          Self URI (journal page): http://intarch.ac.uk/
          Self URI (article page): http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue11/rayadams_index.html

          Pre-history,Early modern history,Archaeology,Anthropology,Ancient history,History
          Pre-history, Early modern history, Archaeology, Anthropology, Ancient history, History

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