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A high-resolution pollen record from East China reveals large climate variability near the Northgrippian-Meghalayan boundary (around 4200 years ago) exerted societal influence
Li, Chun-Hai1; Li, Yong-Xiang2; Zheng, Yun-Fei3; Yu, Shi-Yong4; Tang, Ling-Yu (唐领余)5; Li, Bei-Bei6; Cui, Qiao-Yu7
2018-12-26
Source PublicationPALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY
ISSN0031-0182
Volume512Pages:156-165
Abstract

The large and rapid climate change event that occurred around 4200 years ago (hereafter the 4.2-kyr event that marks the onset of the Meghalayan stage) is one of the most significant climatic anomalies in the Holocene. It may have exerted profound societal impact globally; however, its triggering mechanism remains uncertain. Here we present a high-resolution, well-dated pollen record covering this interval from the Tianluoshan archaeological site in East China. Our results show that the hydroclimatic conditions in the study area across this event strikingly resembled the regional expression of modern El Nifio-Southem Oscillation (ENSO) and exhibited in-terdecadal ENSO-like variability from ca. 4.50 to 4.00 cal kyr BP. Also, our pollen data indicate a marked shift toward an overall increased intensity and frequency of ENSO-like climate variability from ca. 4.50 to 4.30 cal kyr BP, which was immediately followed by a decline of rice-based agriculture, providing direct evidence for the causal link between climate deterioration and the collapse of Neolithic civilization in East China some 4200 years ago. This observation is in accord with the enhanced ENSO variability reconstructed from proxy records in the tropical Pacific Ocean. As ENSO is intimately coupled with the Asian summer monsoon and the Intertropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ), we suggest that the enhanced ENSO-like climate variability may have triggered the 4.2-kyr event.

KeywordEnso Asian Summer Monsoon Vegetation History Climate Change Neolithic Culture Zhejiang Province, Northgrippian-meghalayan Boundary
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.07.031
Language英语
WOS KeywordEl-nino/southern-oscillation ; Nino-southern Oscillation ; Holocene Asian Monsoon ; Environmental-changes ; Yangtze Delta ; Neolithic Cultures ; Early Agriculture ; Rice Agriculture ; Enso ; Collapse
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41476029] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41372183] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41401217]
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology ; Paleontology
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Paleontology
WOS IDWOS:000454973500014
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.nigpas.ac.cn/handle/332004/16110
Collection中国科学院南京地质古生物研究所
Corresponding AuthorLi, Chun-Hai; Li, Yong-Xiang
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geog & Limnol, State Key Lab Lake Sci & Environm, Nanjing 21008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Nanjing Univ, Sch Earth Sci & Engn, State Key Lab Mineral Deposits Res, Key Lab Surficial Geochem,Minist Educ, Nanjing 210046, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Zhejiang Prov Inst Cultural Relics & Archaeol, Hangzhou 310014, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
4.Jiangsu Normal Univ, Sch Geog Geomat & Planning, Xuzhou 221116, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Palaeontol, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
6.Nanjing Univ Informat Sci & Technol, Inst Hist Sci & Technol, Nanjing 210044, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Li, Chun-Hai,Li, Yong-Xiang,Zheng, Yun-Fei,et al. A high-resolution pollen record from East China reveals large climate variability near the Northgrippian-Meghalayan boundary (around 4200 years ago) exerted societal influence[J]. PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,2018,512:156-165.
APA Li, Chun-Hai.,Li, Yong-Xiang.,Zheng, Yun-Fei.,Yu, Shi-Yong.,Tang, Ling-Yu .,...&Cui, Qiao-Yu.(2018).A high-resolution pollen record from East China reveals large climate variability near the Northgrippian-Meghalayan boundary (around 4200 years ago) exerted societal influence.PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY,512,156-165.
MLA Li, Chun-Hai,et al."A high-resolution pollen record from East China reveals large climate variability near the Northgrippian-Meghalayan boundary (around 4200 years ago) exerted societal influence".PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY 512(2018):156-165.
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