Yonaton Goldsmith

Yonaton Goldsmith
Hebrew University of Jerusalem | HUJI · Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences

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Rain‐belt migration, and in particular monsoon migration, are a cardinal, yet under‐constrained aspect of climate change. Here, we present a new lake‐level record from a closed‐basin lake in northern China and a compilation of available lake level records from closed‐basin lakes located at the northern margins of East Asian and Indian monsoon regio...
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The correlation between modern tropical mean annual precipitation (MAP) and its isotopic composition (δp) has been extensively used to interpret terrestrial paleoclimate records. However, the existence of this phenomenon in the past and in individual regions remains a matter of debate. Here, we describe a method for evaluating the relationship betw...
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The history and mechanisms of dust storms in northern China remain unclear owing to the paucity of reliable long-term, high-resolution geological records. In this study, we reconstructed the dust storm history of the last ~500 years in northern China, based on sedimentary coarse fraction (>63 µm) of a well-dated core from Lake Daihai, Inner Mongoli...
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The Middle Paleolithic period in the Jerusalem area is not well known. A series of recent salvage excavations conducted in southern Jerusalem found evidence for a Middle Paleolithic workshop adjacent to local Mishash flint outcrops. This paper presents the geological setting, chronology, and lithic industry of site Arnona B. The site is composed of...
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Jiang et al. (2020) have reconstructed lake level changes of Lake Dali in Inner Mongolia, China, based on optically stimulated luminescence dating. They show that the lake level was relatively low between 12 and 7 ka and high at 6 ka and dropped thereafter. The highstand at 6 ka and the proceeding lake level drop are similar to a previous lake leve...
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Plain Language Summary We present a 15,000‐year record of southern China precipitation based on well‐dated (n=130 radiometric ages) lake level variations of a closed basin lake. The reconstructed long‐term southern China precipitation trend is out of phase with boreal summer insolation, which has been shown to drive ASM precipitation, but broadly f...
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The hydrogen (δDwax) and carbon (δ¹³Cwax) isotope compositions of long‐chain alkanes derived from plant waxes record hydrological and environmental conditions. However, the integration of plant n‐alkanes into the sedimentary cycle, the variability of δDwax and δ¹³Cwax in soils, and the paleoclimate applicability in paleosols and archaeological sedi...
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The reasons and processes that led hunter-gatherers to transition into a sedentary and agricultural way of life are a fundamental unresolved question of human history. Here we present results of excavations of two single-occupation early Neolithic sites (dated to 7.9 and 7.4 ka) and two high-resolution archaeological surveys in northeast China, whi...
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Cyanobacteria play important roles in carbon and nutrient cycling in aquatic systems. Cyanobacteria biomass in most lakes has increased over recent decades, threatening both water quality and ecosystem management. However, due to lack of long-term monitoring, the factors that control the interannual variability and diversity of cyanobacteria are po...
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A common spatial feature within loess deposits worldwide is a downwind decrease in thickness and grain size, trends that are powerful tools for reconstructing paleowinds and past atmospheric circulation. Although such trends have been identified, there is limited knowledge of similar trends farther downwind from the loess region, where eolian influ...
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Significance The magnitude, rate, and extent of past and future East Asian monsoon (EAM) rainfall fluctuations remain unresolved. Here, we present a rainfall reconstruction based on the surface area of a closed-basin lake located at the modern northwestern boundary of the EAM. Our record shows that fluctuations of EAM intensity and spatial extent c...
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The isotopic composition of precipitation ( ) is one of the most widely used and informative terrestrial paleoclimate proxies. integrates a series of hydrological processes; therefore, any interpretation of paleohydrology using requires a thorough understanding and quantification of the full hydrological cycle. In this paper, we use modern data to...
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Chemical compositions of rock varnish from the Negev Desert of Israel and local settled dust were used to constrain the mechanisms of varnish formation and patterns of Mn enrichment and accumulation in the varnish. Rock varnish was sampled from coeval, undisturbed prehistoric flint artifacts along a south–north climatic transect (∼30–120 mm/yr of r...
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Enclosures, single large curvilinear structures, constitute ubiquitous relics of past human societies in marginal environments. Many enclosures suffer from severe scarcity of related artefactual and ecofactual remains, allowing only tentative assessments of their date and function. A case in point comes from the Judean Desert, Southern Levant, wher...
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This study presents an assessment of the potential application of Mn content in rock varnish laminae as a paleoclimate indicator. To investigate the environmental controls on varnish formation, we determined Mn composition in rock varnish formed on flint artifacts produced during the earliest Holocene from eight coeval prehistoric sites in the Nege...
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Lower Paleolithic handaxe assemblages were collected during a geological and archaeological survey at Nahal Zihor in the Arava, southern Israel, where the existence of a paleo-lake was established. Later measurements date sediments associated with the Zihor lake to ~1.6 Ma. The present study focuses on two groups of handaxes from different location...
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In this paper we present new data pertaining to the paleo-landscape characteristics at the Acheulian site of Revadim, on the southern coastal plain of Israel. Sedimentological, isotopic, granulometric and micromorphological studies showed that the archaeological remains accumulated in an active fluvial environment where channel action, overbank flo...

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