Åmosen genbesøgt - hvad er der tilbage: Nye arkæologiske feltundersøgelser af kendte mesolitiske lokaliteter i Store Åmose, Vestsjælland

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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.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationGefjon
EditorsOle Thirup Kastholm Hansen, Jesper Langkilde, Kristoffer Buck Pedersen, Jens Ulrichsen
Number of pages26
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus Universitetsforlag
Publication date24 Nov 2020
ISBN (Print)978 87 7219 312 0
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020
SeriesGefjon – arkæologi og nyere tid

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