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dc.contributor.authorTipping, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorBunting, M Janeen_UK
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Altheaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Hilaryen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Shannonen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Roberten_UK
dc.description.abstractA methodology is described by which spatial patterns of land use were reconstructed from pollen analyses on anthropogenic sediments at a recently excavated early Neolithic timber ‘hall’ in north east Scotland. The anthropogenic sediments were from a deep, small diameter pit within the building. They present numerous taphonomic and interpretative challenges to the analyst, but from this type of deposit, the power to estimate quantitatively the vegetation structure around the archaeological site makes such difficult deposits very significant. A rigorous methodology is firstly described, therefore, by which confidence in ecological interpretation can be established. Secondly, the source of pollen in the deposit is evaluated. Thirdly, the possible pollen source area and structure of the surrounding vegetation are estimated by quantitative simulation modelling. Finally, these analyses are compared with region-scale pollen analyses from nearby conventional wetland deposits with much larger pollen source areas. The pollen assemblages recovered probably reflect land uses adjacent to the ‘hall’ and up to 2.5 km around. Cereal cultivation was the most important land use immediately around the ‘hall’, possibly grown between stands of scrub Corylus (hazel) woodland. These intensive but local-scale land uses cannot be discerned in region-scale pollen analyses.en_UK
dc.relationTipping R, Bunting MJ, Davies A, Murray H, Fraser S & McCulloch R (2009) Modelling land use around an early Neolithic timber 'hall' in north east Scotland from high spatial resolution pollen analyses. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36 (1), pp. 140-149.;
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dc.subjectearly Neolithicen_UK
dc.subjectspatial modellingen_UK
dc.subjectPaleoecology Scotlanden_UK
dc.subjectNeolithic period Scotlanden_UK
dc.subjectForests and forestry Scotland Historyen_UK
dc.subjectScotland Antiquitiesen_UK
dc.subjectArchaeological geologyen_UK
dc.subjectGeology Scotlanden_UK
dc.titleModelling land use around an early Neolithic timber 'hall' in north east Scotland from high spatial resolution pollen analysesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Archaeological Scienceen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Hullen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMurray Archaeological Services Ltden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationThe National Trust for Scotlanden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorTipping, Richard|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBunting, M Jane|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorDavies, Althea|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMurray, Hilary|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFraser, Shannon|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcCulloch, Robert|0000-0001-5542-3703en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameJAS Crathes 2009.pdfen_UK
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