The palynological analysis of surface samples from the Western Rough Clicia (Alanya, Gazipaşa)
Hülya Caner, Nicholas K. Rauh, LuuAmn Wandsnider
Istanbul University , Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Müşküle Sokak No. 1, Vefa 34470 Istanbul, TURKEY
Department of History, University Hall, Purdue University, USA
Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska , USA
In this paper palynological examination of surface samples from western Rough Clicia is discussed. The localities of obtained surface samples are represented by three lagoonal areas in the Hacımusa, the Bıçkıcı and Delice River basins. Distribution of the pollen grains in Bıçkıcı and Delice Rivers differs from that which occurs in the Hacımusa River. Arboreal pollens are represented by Juniperus oxycedrus L. and Pinus in Hacımusa river as the highest value; whereas, Juglans reaches the highest values in Bıçkıcı and Delice Rivers. According to our preliminary evidence, two different vegetation types are in the study area. Eu- Mediterranean vegetation contains xsrophytic shrubs and evergreen vegetation (Pinus brutia, Quercus cocsifera and Erica, Artemisia ) and Oro-Mediterranean vegetation includes decidious forest (Pinus nigra, Q. Cerris, Juniperus, Cedrus).
Keywords: Human impact, paleoecology , pollen analysis, surface sample, vegetation