Dendi Lakes

Created at 4.8.2016


Mount Dendi within the central Ethiopian Highlands constitues an excellent research site for investigations on human adaptation to environmental changes during the Late Pleistocene. Archaeological sites from all Stone Age periods were found on the caldera slopes enclosing the two crater lakes. A lake drilling core yielded paleoenvironmental reconstruction for the last 13 ka, whereas hydrological response to paleoenvironmental changes will be reconstructed by investigations based on sedimentology of the lake inflow drilling core and remote sensing. Geophysical measurements will help to find further paleoenvironmental archives within the caldera complex.

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