Questions related to Environmental Archaeology
Which agricultural strategies were sustainable, both environmentally and economically, over the long term, and why?
I'm interested in patterns of Palaeoenvironmental variability in the Senegal Valley during the Middle and Upper Pleistocene, particularly in the lower valley after the confluence with the Faleme River. However, I am having trouble finding modern sources of information, and many older sources are not available on-line. Can anyone help direct me to available/key resources that document patterns of environmental variability in the Senegal Valley?
I read in a paper that says: Dating ancient water technologies often difficult and published ages are often imprecise.
Why it is difficult to date?
I was wondering if there were any publications or data available on the different sea ice zones in the eastern Bering sea and the timing of their formation throughout the year. I'm particularly interested in the types of sea ice found within approximately 200 to 300 km from mainland Alaska. Anything on sea ice in the Kuskokwim Bay would be a bonus. Many thanks. Edouard
Examples can be from any period or region where sinkholes and similar karst features are common (e.g. SE England, Central America etc.)
I am interested both in the way that people interacted with these types of landscape features in the past, as well as in the implications these have for heritage management and conservation of sites.
Many thanks in advance for your help and wisdom!
Data can also come from lake water levels or precipitation ratios. I'm mainly interested in getting a curve for relative humidity.
I need to present the characteristic of the heritage to some archaeological and paleontological sites, and i need some model for the inventory.
Thanks in advance.
I am particularly interested in different types of fire strikers and their archaeoligical evidence. On the other hand I wonder from where ancient romans and greeks got their flint items to light the fire. Was their an import from the baltic regions or from the british coast?
I recently saw an article summary about scientists using Lidar to locate sites of past civilizations. I'm interested in learning more about how to do this.
Do you believe in portable XRF dating of desert varnish?
Do you think that associated dates for single component sites spatially associated with the rock art are reasonable?
What techniques have you used?
How have you attempted to obtain chronological controls?
Several items like this one were collected during excavation on the iron smelting site of undetermined chronology. The material of the imprint most likely was used as a flux during smelting process. Any suggestion as to the imprint material nature? Thanks.
Does anyone know publications, articles of this topic?
I would like to get information about finds, artifacts in Britain who has got close connection, parallel with Sarmatian finds from the Carpathian Basin. Burial customs etc.
I would like to get age constraints on the deposition of fluvial sediments in a river deposit in the Kenya Rift. Age estimates are Mid to Late Pleistocene. The sources are mostly basaltic, trachytic and phonolitic lava flows. Quarz content is fairly low, so I'm guessing OSL won't be the method of choice. Any ideas?
Does anyone know about protection program in underwater archaeology, or especially in "Baia" (Naples, Italy)??
i need Information (sorry for my bad english)
because i only found information in Unesco page
I recently sent shallow soil samples taken at two archaeological sites in the Little Karoo, Western Cape Province, South Africa, to be tested for chemical traces such as phosphorus and calcium etc. The results show rather high P values near the actual sites and less further away. However I cannot find anyone who can help interpret them in the light of thousands of years of human habitation. Neither site can have been artificially fertilised in the past being on steep slopes below cliffs in very rugged country.
I want to plot global sea level changes for the past 140,000 to determine trends in marine taxa radiations in the oceans. I have been unable to find data sets from NOAA.
We need reliable reference samples which are well identified on a botanical point of view. Commercial resins so-called styrax seems to be related to dammar therefore samples that are really authentified by botanical data are requested for comparision with archaeological resins found on artefacts
Thanks in advance Best Jacques Connan
Has anyone tried converting data obtained with a Bruker Tracer III-V+ pXRF to be comparable to data obtained with the new Tracer III-SD? I'm working on obsidian and I have tried both compressing and expanding the spectrum but the numbers do not even come close to being comparable.
This zoomorphic figurine - a lion - alabaster made, is a fortuitous find on a chalcolithic tell settlement (Gumelnita, ca. 4000 BC) in Teleorman county, southern Romania. This is a quite unusual representation for this period.
I am interested in finding out if anyone has done a study on peanuts in southern Africa and can give approximate dates for their arrival in the area.
We are going to start building one now in the Archaeobotany Labs of the University SEK and we do have a few guidelines, but besides that we could use all the help we could get.
It has been long speculated that teosinte is the ancestor of modern corn, maybe by crossing teosinte with another grass to produce modern corn. Anyone comparing the genetic sequence of teosinte with modern corn, to determine how one was transformed into another?
The Liangzhu city-site, as introduced in my first question put forward several minutes ago, is still to be confirmed, and if that's true.
I am conducting a geoarchaeological study on the influence of environmental variables on the spatial distribution of human habitation in a Bulgarian study site from the Prehistoric (over 6000 BP) to the Roman Period (300 AD). At my disposal are soil samples taken from throughout the study site, which will be analysed to assist in studying the potential agricultural productivity of the valley floor.
Which soil characteristics are worth focusing on for studies of ancient agricultural potential? I am currently planning to produce accurate soil texture results using a Malvern, but also have access to XRF geochemistry results for the samples. Will these be useful in such a study? If so, what chemicals should be focused on?
It needs to be kept in mind that soil characteristics and chemicals that control modern soil productivity may not accurately reflect productivity 2-8000 years ago. Consistency over time (and non-modification by modern agricultural processes) are also important considerations in the selection of soil characteristics.