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Diatom analysis of sediments from Harland's Farm, Magor (Severn Estuary)

Cameron, NG; (1996) Diatom analysis of sediments from Harland's Farm, Magor (Severn Estuary). (ECRC Research Report 20 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The site details and rationale of the archaeological excavation are discussed in Lawler & Nayling (1994), Nayling et.al. (1994) and Nayling & McGrail (1995). In October 1993, a diatom assessment was carried out on selected samples from 3 locations at the· site, these were: Open Trench 050 ( including a sample from a Point Bar formation in the palaeochannel); Coffer Dam 051; and Coffer Dam 053. Its aim was to determine the potential use of diatom analysis in further investigations of these sediments, and in particular the value of diatom analysis in reconstructing the salinity conditions under which the sediments formed. The relatively good preservation of diatoms in the samples assessed indicated that diatom analysis would be a valuable tool in characterising the environment of deposition. A programme of diatom analyses was therefore implemented.

Type: Report
Title: Diatom analysis of sediments from Harland's Farm, Magor (Severn Estuary)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10110867
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