Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 599–604 | Cite as

The finding of a paleo-spruce timber in Hunshandak sandy land and its paleoecological significance

  • Haiting Cui
  • Hongyan Liu
  • Xishen Yao


A paleo-spruce (Picea jezoensis) timber dated to (10 040+100) a B.P. was found in the Hunshandak sandy land, Inner Mongolia, which is also one of the oldest timber found in China. Pollen and mammal fossil further evidence that theropencedrymion dominated by birch and spruce existed in this area in the late period of the earlier Holocene. This finding has great significance for the analysis of paleoclimate, paleovegetation and landscape development in this area.


Hunshandak sandy land spruce (Picea jezoensispaleoecology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haiting Cui
    • 1
  • Hongyan Liu
    • 1
  • Xishen Yao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Forest Ecology and EnvironmentChinese Academy of ForestryBeijingChina

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