Vegitational history and palaeoenvironment of Hirpur Locality-I, Lower Karewa, Kashmir
Keywords:Palynostratigraphy, Palaeoenvironment, Palaeovegetation, Lower Karewa (India)
The present palynostratigraphical studies carried out on the exposed sediments of Hirpur Locality-I, lying under the earlier worked out Hirpur Locality-III, has revealed continued dominance of arboreal elements in the sequence depicting comparative preponderance of spruce and oak, although showing abrupt change in their values. The palynodata thus obtained has been interpreted to reconstruct the palaeovegetation pattern and to deduce the possible climatic fluctuation witnessed during the course of sedimentation of the 40 m thick lithocolumn. The pollen diagram has been divided into four pollen assemblage zones.