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PLANT REMAINS FROM BURIED SOILS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE

GREEN, FJ; LOCKYEAR, K; (1992) PLANT REMAINS FROM BURIED SOILS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE. REV PALAEOBOT PALYNO , 73 (1-4) 57 - 70.

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Abstract

Excavations which followed an archaeological evaluation in advance of the extension to the Waitrose supermarket at Romsey, Hampshire, afforded the opportunity of archaeologically examining the deep soil structures revealed on the site. Because of the difficulty of excavating undifferentiated brick earth soils, the bulk of the deposit was excavated in spits though obvious features were excavated using normal techniques. A sequence of samples was taken along two transects as well as from all spits. The results of the analysis of the charred plant remains from the site has revealed the densities and distribution of species and components within the plant assemblage. This has helped to provide information about the past use of the site and has indicated that plant remains can provide useful archaeological information where other environmental or artefactual data are absent and there is also an absence of site stratigraphy. On this site such remains provided information about past horticultural use of the land and possible ancient land boundaries.

Type: Article
Title: PLANT REMAINS FROM BURIED SOILS, ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1310633
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