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dc.contributor.authorGolding, Kirsty A-
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Ian-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Clare-
dc.contributor.authorLowe, Emily C-
dc.contributor.authorSchofield, J Edward-
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Kevin J-
dc.description.abstractEuropeanization of sub-Arctic environments by Norse communities in Greenland, from the early 11th to mid 15th centuries AD, varied spatially and temporally, with pastoral agriculture and associated homefield management at the heart of this transformation. This process is poorly understood for the outer fjord areas of Norse Greenland and from this locality we contribute a homefield soils and sediments-based analysis. Our findings identify a recipe effect - the partitioning of turf, domestic animal manure and domestic waste resources used to manage soil fertility, field irrigation channels and the effects of eroded material deposition in the homefield. These management practices increased soil macro-nutrient status relative to pre-settlement concentration in some areas of the homefield whilst macro-nutrient concentrations in other areas of the homefield were allowed to decline. We suggest that where resources were limited, sustainable intensification could only be achieved in some areas of the homefield with other areas managed unsustainably.en_UK
dc.relationGolding KA, Simpson I, Wilson C, Lowe EC, Schofield JE & Edwards KJ (2015) Europeanization of sub-Arctic environments: perspectives from Norse Greenland’s outer fjords, Human Ecology, 43 (1), pp. 61-77.-
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dc.subjectNorse Greenlanden_UK
dc.subjectSustainable intensificationen_UK
dc.titleEuropeanization of sub-Arctic environments: perspectives from Norse Greenland’s outer fjordsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleHuman Ecology-
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
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