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Local environment and human impact at Gamla Uppsala, SE Sweden, during the Iron Age, as inferred from fossil beetle remains
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Nordic Archaeological Science, ISSN 1650-1519, Vol. 14, 89-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Analyses of subfossil insect remains was used to study the environment history of Gamla Uppsala, south-eastern Sweden. The samples studied, most of which were collected in smaller depression, Myrby träsk, are dated to a period from Roman Iron Age (0-400 AD) to the Early Viking Age (AD 800). Beetles living in aquatic environments and waterside situations are related to the former permanent open water situation of the depression. Several host plamts for beetles were probably growing either in the surrounding open areas or close to the wet or moist environment. The dominant beetles, occuring during more or less all the time periods studied, are dung beetles, generally indicating grazing.

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2004. Vol. 14, 89-99 p.
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Late Holocene, beetles, land-use history, human impact, Iron Age, Gamla Uppsala
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Earth Science with specialization in Quaternary Geology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-179337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-179337DiVA: diva2:544221
Available from: 2012-08-13 Created: 2012-08-13 Last updated: 2013-03-19Bibliographically approved

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