Palynology of Lake Arin (Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) deposits and its relation with water level change of Lake Van: Preliminary findings

Kamar G.

QUATERNARY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.486, ss.83-88, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 486
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.05.020
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.83-88


Palynological and lithological investigations of Lake Arin indicate mid-late Holocene lake level fluctuations both in Lake Arin and Lake Van. Pollen diagram and lithological features of sediments suggest unstable conditions during last 6 kyr BP for Lake Arin. Climatic changes and human impact have been both effective for destroying uppermost sediments of the lake. Semi-arid steppe vegetation dominance has been identified for Early Holocene around Lake Arin. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.