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Holocene vegetation and fire history of the mountains of Northern Sicily (Italy)

Tinner, Willy ; Vescovi, Elisa ; Leeuwen, Jacqueline F. N. van ; Colombaroli, Daniele ; Henne, Paul D. ; Kaltenrieder, Petra ; Morales-Molino, César ; Beffa, Giorgia ; Gnaegi, Bettina ; Knaap, W. O. van der ; Mantia, Tommaso La ; Pasta, Salvatore

In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2016, vol. 25, no. 5, p. 499–519

Knowledge about vegetation and fire history of the mountains of Northern Sicily is scanty. We analysed five sites to fill this gap and used terrestrial plant macrofossils to establish robust radiocarbon chronologies. Palynological records from Gorgo Tondo, Gorgo Lungo, Marcato Cixé, Urgo Pietra Giordano and Gorgo Pollicino show that under natural or near natural conditions, deciduous forests...