An interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of past settlement and farming: two cases from SE Norway.
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Original versionBårdseth, G.A.; Sandvik, P.U. (2010) An interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of past settlement and farming: two cases from SE Norway. Journal of Archaeological Science 37(12), pp. 3281-3293. 10.1016/j.jas.2010.07.031
An interdisciplinary approach involving analysis of plant macrofossils, pollen and soil micro morphology in combination with large-scale stripping of top soil, was applied in order to get a comprehensive understanding of pre-historic settlement, farming economy and land-use in Østfold, SE Norway. Investigations of 25 sites lead to two distinctive results: 1) A time-space perspective on usages of plants, and 2) Identification of agrarian activities in a relict field. Studies of these topics have hitherto been limited for this region. The results add fresh and essential knowledge to pre-historic times in Østfold and make a significant contribution to the understanding to these topics in neighbouring regions.
© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The author accepted manuscrip is posted here with permission from Elsevier. For article, see doi:10.1016/j.jas.2010.07.031, for journal, see http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03054403.