Geology for the archaeologist

Document identifier: oai:dalea.du.se:2120
Keyword: Geology, Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Environmental archaeology, Excavation
Publication year: 2006
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Abstract:

Every year numerous archaeological excavations are undertaken. The archaeologist survey and excavate the landscape, but they also expose geology. Since the cultural layers are situated in sediments of geologiscal origin and people earlier lived in a landscape so different from today, it is obvious that archaeologists need geological consultation in order to understand the landscape situation and environmental history.

Authors

Magnus Hellqvist

Högskolan Dalarna; Naturgeografi
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