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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s16.v4010

INTEGRATING SOIL PARAMETERS IN CORRELATIVE STUDIES REGARDING ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON NEO-ENEOLITHIC SETTLEMENTS FROM ROMANIA

R. PIRNAU, G. BODI, M. DANU, R. CAVALERIU
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 4, 117 - 124 pp

ABSTRACT

Soils can be a means of reconstructing past climatic and biotic conditions in which
human settlements have formed and developed over time. On the other hand,
archaeological data provides original information for understanding the formation,
evolution and the spatial distribution of soils in natural conditions and under human
influence. The main purpose of our current research is to investigate and integrate the
results of pedological, palynological and archaeozoological analyses with
archaeological findings in several Neo-Eneolithic communities from NE Romania, an
area largely covered by the Cucuteni culture. The paper outlines the importance of
correlative studies regarding chemical and physical characteristics of soil (such humus,
phosphorous, potassium, granulometry etc.), pollen data and osteological materials in
archaeological sites, an approach which can lead to a more comprehensive description
of the Neolithic populations inside the study area, the identification and interpretation of
human impact on soil and the relationship between humans and their environment.

Keywords: pedoarchaeology, palinology, arheozoology, Neo-Eneolithic.

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