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Sjölander, Mattias
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Buckland, P. I., Sjölander, M. & Eriksson, E. J. (2018). Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD) (2ed.). In: Smith, C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global archaeology: . Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database (SEAD)
2018 (English)In: Encyclopedia of global archaeology / [ed] Smith, C., Cham: Springer, 2018, 2Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Environmental archaeology encompasses a wide range of scientific methods for analyzing the results of past human activities, environments, climates, and perhaps, most importantly, the relationships between these. Many of these methods are referred to as proxy analyses, denoting the illumination of the past as interpreted indirectly through the evidence of fossil organisms or properties. These lines of evidence, or proxy data sources, are assumed to reflect past conditions by way of their dependence on them. For example, a species of beetle may only survive within a specific climate range, and thus its presence in samples indicates this climate at the time of deposition; organic waste deposited around a farmstead will raise soil phosphate levels above those of the surrounding land; and the presence of cereal grains in postholes suggests their local cultivation or import, usage, or storage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018 Edition: 2
database, environment, climate, archaeology, cultural heritage, open access, insects, plants, pollen, geoarchaeology, infrastructure, open data
National Category
Archaeology Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Computer Engineering
Research subject
Archaeology; environmental science; Physical Geography; Quarternary Geology; Computer Systems
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-151750 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_833-2 (DOI)978-3-319-51726-1 (ISBN)
VISEADSEAD - The Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, IN15-0231:1

2. ed., "living edition"

Available from: 2018-09-12 Created: 2018-09-12 Last updated: 2019-02-26Bibliographically approved
Buckland, P. I. & Sjölander, M. (2017). Blombocken avslöjar forntiden: Databaser.. Populär arkeologi (5), 28-31
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blombocken avslöjar forntiden: Databaser.
2017 (Swedish)In: Populär arkeologi, ISSN 0281-014, no 5, p. 28-31Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Databaser. Fossila insekter och förkolnade fröer kan ge mycket information om de miljöer som människor har levt i och kan liksom annan biologisk information tjäna arkeologi

National Category
Archaeology Ecology Environmental Sciences Geosciences, Multidisciplinary Other Computer and Information Science
Research subject
environmental archaeology; Archaeology; Entomology; Quarternary Geology; datorlingvistik
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142525 (URN)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, IN15-0231:1
Available from: 2017-12-01 Created: 2017-12-01 Last updated: 2018-06-09

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