Vegetation Development and Human Occupation in the Damascus Region of Southwestern Syria from Pleistocene to Holocene

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Deckers, K.; Riehl, S.; Jenkins, Emma L.; Rosen, A.M.; Dodonov, A.; Simokava, A.N.; Conard, N.J.;

The archaeological rockshelter of Baaz in the Damascus region of Syria provided a variety of botanical\ud remains from the Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene period. These remains provide new information about\ud the vegetation evolution in that area. The earliest occup... View more
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