Islands in the Swamp. Lakescape‐reconstructions of Mesolithic sites in the Rhinluch area (Germany)

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Human behavioural adaptations to interglacial lakeshore environments31DANIEL GROSSISLANDS IN THE SWAMP. LAKESCAPE-RECONSTRUCTIONS OFMESOLITHIC SITES IN THE RHINLUCH AREA (GERMANY)AbstractThe Rhinluch area (Havelland District) in the state of Brandenburg, Germany is known for its excellentpreservation of early Mesolithic sites. The use of modern remote sensing techniques in combination withdetailed stratigraphic analyses provided comprehensive and extensive reconstructions of the early Holoceneenvironment in the area. It is shown how water-level reconstructions, peat-growth models and topographi-cal information were used to reconstruct the lakescape of early Holocene hunter-gatherers. Finally, olderenvironmental reconstructions are compared to the modern results on the basis of water-level and landmasscomparisons. The use of GIS software made it possible to simulate and evaluate the improved results andoptimize the picture of the Rhinluch in the early Holocene.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman behavioural adaptations to interglacial lakeshore environments
EditorsAlejandro García-Moreno, J. M. Hutson, Lutz Kindler, Geoff M. Smith, Elaine Turner, Aritza Villaluenga, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser
Number of pages12
Place of PublicationMainz
PublisherVerlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print) 9783948465407
ISBN (Electronic)9783948465391
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
SeriesRömisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum
VolumeBand 37

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