The Holocene is a high impact, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to fundamental scientific research at the interface between the long Quaternary record and the natural and human-induced environmental processes operating at the Earth's surface today. The Holocene emphasizes environmental change over the last ca 11 500 years.
What ecosystem greeted the first human settlers in the northern Caribbean?
(Phys.org) —Assembling a picture of past environments always involves detective work. The reward is a clearer understanding of how natural and human forces have changed environments in the past, giving ...
Scotland's last glacier discovered
(Phys.org) —A glacier was still in place in Scotland within the last 400 years - some 11,000 years less than previously thought - a scientist at the University of Dundee has discovered.
Fossil bird study on extinction patterns could help today's conservation efforts
(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study of nearly 5,000 Haiti bird fossils shows contrary to a commonly held theory, human arrival 6,000 years ago didn't cause the island's birds to die simultaneously.
Study: Cool climate, not population loss, led to fewer fires
In the years after Columbus' voyage, burning of New World forests and fields diminished significantly a phenomenon some have attributed to decimation of native populations by European diseases. But ...
Ancient tree-ring records from southwest U.S. suggest today's megafires are truly unusual
Todays mega forest fires of the southwestern U.S. are truly unusual and exceptional in the long-term record, suggests a new study that examined hundreds of years of ancient tree ring and fire data from ...