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Cover for Palynology, the forest as climax in prehistoric times and the effects of humans.

This chapter describes how Europe was covered by a closed forest in its natural state, a conclusion based on pollen studies. It deals with the premises which are used in pollen analysis and describes Iversen's Landnam theory, and examines whether a pollen collection believed to come from a closed...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prehistoric cultures and the development of woodlands.

Prehistoric cultures are called 'pre-historic' because written historic sources about their history were not produced in prehistoric times. It is therefore necessary to quote other sources and evidence to reconstruct the history of prehistoric cultures and their environment. Pollen diagrams give...

Author(s)
Küster, H.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing ecology and forest history.

It is a widely held belief that a climax vegetation of closed forest systems covered the lowlands of Central and Western Europe before man intervened in prehistoric times to develop agriculture. If this intervention had not taken place, the forest would still be there, and if left the grassland...

Author(s)
Vera, F. W. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994420)
Type
Book
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Cover for The study of charcoal-burning sites in the Apennine mountains of Liguria (NW Italy) as a tool for forest history.

The study of charcoal as a source of palaeoecological information is a well-known archaeobotanical tool, especially in archaeology. In recent years, beside hearth remains and scattered charcoal fragments or the little-employed soil anthracology, interest has been increasing, especially in France,...

Author(s)
Montanari, C.; Prono, P.; Scipioni, S.
ISBN
2000 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994208)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter

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