Functional interpretation of Iron Age longhouses at Gedved Vest, East Jutland, Denmark: multiproxy analysis of house functionality as a way of evaluating carbonised botanical assemblages
2013 (English)In: Archaeological and Anthropological Science, ISSN 1866-9565, Vol. 6, no 4, 329-343 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this article is to describe a methodology for defining functional spaces within south Scandinavian Iron Age longhouses using a multiproxy application of archaeobotanical (carbonised plant macrofossil), geochemical (phosphate, loss on ignition) and geophysical (magnetic susceptibility) analyses. The applicability of the methods is illustrated by two case studies from the site of Gedved Vest, eastern Jutland, Denmark. The approach is described and evaluated from an archaeobotanical perspective, discussing its possible implications for interpretation of carbonised plant assemblages from Iron Age settlement contexts. Possible implications to archaeology beyond the scope of archaeobotany are also discussed
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer, 2013. Vol. 6, no 4, 329-343 p.
Multiproxy analysis Plant macrofossil analysis Phosphate analysis Magnetic susceptibility Loss on ignition Iron Age Denmark Settlement archaeology
Research subject Archaeology; environmental archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87835DOI: 10.1007/s12520-013-0161-4ISI: 000345074000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-87835DiVA: diva2:711967