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Insect faunas from Medieval Langenes in Arctic Norway
University of Sheffield, UK.
Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Archaeology and Sami Studies, Environmental Archaeology Lab. (Miljöarkeologiska Laboratoriet)
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2006 (English)In: Proceedings from the VIII Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods In Archaeology, Umeå, Sweden, 2001. / [ed] Engelmark, Roger & Linderholm, Johan, 2006, 17-32 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cultural sediments containing significant amounts of fish bone at Langenesværet, Vesterålen, Northern Norway provide an opportunity to characterise activity during and prior to the establishment of a late medieval commercial fishing station (fiskevaer). Radiometric and AMS dating techniques are used to establish a chronology for the deposits, while activities associated with the sediments are characterised fossil insect faunas. The results highlight a series of problems with the dating of the heavily disturbed organic deposits of many archaeological sites, and the need for greater care in sample selection and interpretation.

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2006. 17-32 p.
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Archaeology Ecology Environmental Sciences Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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Archaeology; biology, Environmental Science; Entomology; environmental archaeology; Historical Geology and Paleontology; Quarternary Geology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6681ISBN: 91-7264-060-XOAI: diva2:146351
Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods In Archaeology
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