Congo Contextual Data for Phytolith Analysis
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_1999-044

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of Phytolith analysis from the Ituri rain forest, NE
Democratic Republic of Congo. Two types of plant materials were studied:
archaeological opal silica of Late Pleistocene/Holocene age from three granite
rock shelters, and "off-site" opal silica from two subsoil forest plots.

This archive contains 2 files describing the monodominant forest and mixed
forest from which samples for phytolith analysis come from; a table showing
taphonomic gradients of phytoliths, and another table showing the type of
geochemical environments in which phytoliths were found.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 3.0   S: 0.0   E: 30.0   W: 27.0
Min Altitude: 700 M Max Altitude: 1000 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ercader, J., F. Runge, L. Vrydaghs, H. Dotrelepont, C.E.N. Ewango, and J. Juan
Dataset Title: Congo Contextual Data for Phytolith Analysis
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 1999-044
Dataset Release Date: 8/1999
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/ World Data Center Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 1999-044
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/by_contributor/mer...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: Word doc
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Mercader, J., F. Runge, L. Vrydaghs, H. Dotrelepont, C.E.N. Ewango, and J.
Juan, 2000, Phytoliths from archaeological sites in the tropical forest of
Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo, Quaternary Research, v54, No. 1,
pp102-112, July 2000.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-16
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