(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Late Holocene land use at Orstad, Jaeren, southwestern Norway, evidence from pollen analysis and soil micromorphology

published at : Developments in International Geoarchaeology. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Fac. of Arts and Education, Univ., Stavanger, NORVEGE


In Orstad, the first prehistoric site in Norway, pollen analysis was combined with radiocarbon dating, physical, chemical and biological soil analyses and soil micromorphology, to investigate prehistoric land use. Soil micromorphology revealed different soil management practices for this time period. The soils seem to have been cleared by fire, prior to cultivation. Then, new cultivation fields were laid out on higher levels, and seem to have been improved by adding of organic materials, mainly turves taken from podzolic top soils and peats from nearby localities


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no 3 [pp. 198-217]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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