(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

An archaeopedological and phytolitarian study of the "Dark Earth" on the site of Rue de Dinant (Brussels, Belgium)

published at : Developments in International Geoarchaeology. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DEVOS Y. (1) ; VRYDAGHS L. (2) ; DEGRAEVE A. (3) ; FECHNER K. (2) ;
(1) Centre de Recherches Archéologiques, Univ. Libre, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
(2) Research Team in Archaeo- and Paleo-Sciences, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE
(3) Direction des Monuments et des Sites, Ministère Région Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE


During the excavations of the site of Rue de Dinant in the historic centre of Brussels, remains of the first city wall dating from the 13th century have been discovered. "Intra muros" thick dark sediment units predating this wall are observed. In this paper, the AA. will evaluate the potential of integrated archaeopedological and phytolith studies to understand the formation processes of these Dark Earth Units, and to what extend they can contribute to the understanding of the particular site history. The interpretations will then be placed in the wider context of the development of Brussels in the 11th-13th century AD, thus providing fresh insights into the activities during this transition period


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no 3 [pp. 270-284]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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