This article presents methods and results from two seasons of fieldwork in Store Åmose (2017 and 2018), where five known Mesolithic sites have been reexamined in order to evaluate their preservation and research potential. The investigations are carried out as part of an interdisciplinary field course, where MA students are educated in wetland archaeology. It is concluded that the investigated sites in Store Åmose generally suffer severely from drainage and modern agriculture. At neither of the investigated sites is the water table at any season of the year reaching Mesolithic cultural layers, and the organic preservation of the Mesolithic artefacts are generally poor or not existing at the sites. It is further concluded that the Store Åmosen bog either should be managed as a wetland landscape by raising its water table again, or more Mesolithic sites should be excavated, in order to rescue remaining important Mesolithic contexts, artefacts and bio-information.
|Tidsskrift||Gefjon – arkæologi og nyere tid|
|Status||Udgivet - 24 nov. 2020|