Ancient dominance of the Quercus calliprinos ‐ Pistacia palaestina association in mediterranean Israel

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Abstract

Abstract. The natural Mediterranean maquis and forest vegetation of Israel is commonly considered to be composed mainly of four, roughly equal components: Pinus halepensis, deciduous oak, evergreen oak, and Ceratonia ‐ Pistacia communities. They represent the past climax and subclimax of this region. Evidence accumulated from pollen analysis and wood remnant research in geological and archaeological excavations, as well as from written historical sources, shows that this view is wrong: the ancient vegetation in this area was dominated by Quercus calliprinos. 1990 IAVS ‐ the International Association of Vegetation Science

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vegetation Science
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1990

Keywords

  • Dendro‐archaeology
  • Forest
  • Historical geography
  • Maquis
  • Palynology

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