Environmental context and the role of plants at the early medieval artificial island in the lake Paklicko Wielkie, Nowy Dworek, western Poland
Monika Badura , Agnieszka Noryśkiewicz , Wojciech Chudziak , Ryszard Kaźmierczak
AbstractThis paper reports the archaeobotanical investigation of the early medieval lake site near Nowy Dworek, in the west of Poland, focussing on the role of plants on and around the site. The construction of a small, artificial island in a lake similar to Irish crannogs, traces of a wooden bridge and archaeological artefacts all indicate that the site was a special place for the local Slav community in the 9th–10th centuries ad. Plant macroremains and pollen also demonstrate the uniqueness of the place. A large number of the cultivated and wild plant taxa are connected with the local environment and reveal an interest in plants as an element of beliefs. Pollen from dung pellets provides information about plants used as fodder and complements the picture of plant communities on the land around the island.
|Journal series||Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, ISSN 0939-6314|
|Publication size in sheets||0.55|
|Keywords in English||island, plant macroremains, pollen, dung pellets (coprolites), use of plants, Early Middle Ages|
|Score|| = 35.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.908 (2) - 2016=2.004 (5)|
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