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- Ballantyne, Colin K.
- TheHolocene 1991 v.1 no.1 pp. 81-85
- Holocene epoch; anthropogenic activities; burning; highlands; humans; overgrazing; plateaus; radiocarbon dating; soil erosion; solifluction; vegetation; Scotland
- ... The evidence for enhanced erosion in upland Britain during the Late Holocene is evaluated. Though there is widespread evidence for recent soil erosion on high plateaux, this has not been precisely dated. Radiocarbon dating confirms the occurrence of Late Holocene solifluction on high ground, but at only one site has evidence been found for recent accelerated activity. Several areas, however, have ...