Title

Reply to Elias et al.: Multiproxy evidence of widespread landscape disturbance in multiple Azorean lakes before the Portuguese arrival

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Title

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Volume

119

Issue

4

Publisher

National Academy of Sciences

School

School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research

Comments

Raposeiro, P. M., Hernández, A., Pla-Rabes, S., Gonçalves, V., Bao, R., Sáez, A., . . . Giralt, S. (2022). Reply to Elias et al.: Multiproxy evidence of widespread landscape disturbance in multiple Azorean lakes before the Portuguese arrival. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(4), article e2120107119.

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2120107119

Abstract

Despite the multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach taken in ref. 1, we acknowledge that there are still open questions that require further research. We emphasize that our study relies on multiple records that show the synchronous arrival of humans on multiple islands before ca. 1400 CE. Elias et al. (2) raise specific concerns about the record from Peixinho Lake, one of the five lakes included in the study, while ignoring the other multiproxy lake sediment records. The arguments presented by Elias et al. (2) do not undermine in any way the main conclusions of our paper, but still we would like to explicitly address the main criticisms with regard to the only record in question.

DOI

10.1073/pnas.2120107119

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