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Reconstructing landscape evolution in the Lower Khuzestan plain (SW Iran): integrating imagery, historical and sedimentary archives

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During the late Holocene, an avulsion-controlled Karun megafan developed in the Lower Khuzestan plain. Based on the interpretation of satellite data, at least three different Karun channels were detected. A chronological framework is provided by archaeological sites and textual sources. The presence of extensive irrigation systems highlights the important role of human activity in the development of the plain. In addition, there is clear evidence of human actions (construction and destruction of dams) which caused repeated avulsions in the lower reaches of the present-day Karun. Similar impacts may have contributed to other channel shifts in historical times.

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Walstra, Jan, Peter Verkinderen, and Vanessa Heyvaert. 2010. “Reconstructing Landscape Evolution in the Lower Khuzestan Plain (SW Iran): Integrating Imagery, Historical and Sedimentary Archives.” In Landscapes Through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment, ed. Dave Cowley, Robin Standring, and Matthew Abicht, 2:111–128. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.
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Walstra, J., Verkinderen, P., & Heyvaert, V. (2010). Reconstructing landscape evolution in the Lower Khuzestan plain (SW Iran): integrating imagery, historical and sedimentary archives. In D. Cowley, R. Standring, & M. Abicht (Eds.), Landscapes through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment (Vol. 2, pp. 111–128). Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books.
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Walstra J, Verkinderen P, Heyvaert V. Reconstructing landscape evolution in the Lower Khuzestan plain (SW Iran): integrating imagery, historical and sedimentary archives. In: Cowley D, Standring R, Abicht M, editors. Landscapes through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books; 2010. p. 111–28.
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Walstra, Jan, Peter Verkinderen, and Vanessa Heyvaert. “Reconstructing Landscape Evolution in the Lower Khuzestan Plain (SW Iran): Integrating Imagery, Historical and Sedimentary Archives.” Landscapes Through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment. Ed. Dave Cowley, Robin Standring, & Matthew Abicht. Vol. 2. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books, 2010. 111–128. Print.
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  abstract     = {During the late Holocene, an avulsion-controlled Karun
megafan developed in the Lower Khuzestan plain. Based
on the interpretation of satellite data, at least three different
Karun channels were detected. A chronological framework
is provided by archaeological sites and textual sources. The presence of extensive irrigation systems highlights
the important role of human activity in the development of
the plain. In addition, there is clear evidence
of human actions (construction and destruction of dams)
which caused repeated avulsions in the lower reaches of the
present-day Karun. Similar impacts may have contributed
to other channel shifts in historical times.},
  author       = {Walstra, Jan and Verkinderen, Peter and Heyvaert, Vanessa},
  booktitle    = {Landscapes through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and Historic Environment},
  editor       = {Cowley, Dave and Standring, Robin and Abicht, Matthew},
  isbn         = {978-1-84217-981-9},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {111--128},
  publisher    = {Oxbow Books},
  series       = {Occasional Publication of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group},
  title        = {Reconstructing landscape evolution in the Lower Khuzestan plain (SW Iran): integrating imagery, historical and sedimentary archives},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2010},
}