research data . Dataset . 9102

Perspective of Landscape Change Following Early Settlement (Landnám) in Svalbarðstunga, Northeastern Iceland

Bhiry, Najat; Roy, Natasha; Forbes, Véronique; HAEMMERLI, Guillaume; Pienitz, Reinhard; Woollett, James;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 9102
  • Publisher: Polar Data Catalogue
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Four peat monoliths (KDA-M1, KDA-M2, BST-M1 and HVK M1) were extracted by hand and sampled for stratigraphical, macrofossil (plants and insects) and diatom analyses. Monoliths KDA-M1 and KDA-M2 were extracted approximately 10 m north and 15 m west of the homefield close to the Kúðá ruins. Both monoliths are 50 cm long and were examined for macrofossil content and insect remains. The BST-M1 monolith is 30 cm long and was extracted from a paludified zone in the hayfield close to the homefield at Bægístaðir farm. The HVK-M1 monolith is a bout 27cm long and was sampled from a peatland located in the hayfield about 350 m west of Hjálmarvík. Macrofossil analysis: Mono...
Subjects
free text keywords: Plants, Peatland, Paleoecology, Landuse, Landscape, Insects, Iceland, Holocene, Diatoms, Climate history, Archaeology
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