The recent distribution of Pinus brutia: A reassessment based on dendroarchaeological and dendrohistorical evidence from Israel

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Abstract

The distribution area of Pinus brutia today covers mainly the eastern region of the Mediterranean. Dendrohistorical research, based on the analysis of wood remains from archaeological sites and historical buildings in Israel, indicates that during ancient times P. brutia was absent from the natural vegetation landscape of Israel and may have been much less important in the eastern Mediterranean region as a whole. However, it was very common in the vegetational landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean from the nineteenth century onwards. This points to changes which have taken place only during the last few hundred years, influenced mainly by human activities rather than by changes in climatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-161
Number of pages5
JournalHolocene
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991

Keywords

  • Israel
  • Pinus brutia
  • Pinus halepensis
  • archaeological sites
  • dendrohistorical research
  • eastern Mediterranean
  • historical buildings
  • wood remains

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