Prehistoric Intertidal Archaeology and Environments in the Severn Estuary, Wales
作者: Martin BellHeike Neumann
刊名: World Archaeology, 1997, Vol.29 (1), pp.95-113
来源数据库: JSTOR
关键词: IntertidalSevern EstuaryPeatPalaeoenvironmentalPrehistoryWetland
原始语种摘要: Estuaries, the interface between riverine systems and coastal environments, have great archaeological potential for interdisciplinary research. Extensive survey of 25km of coast in the Severn Estuary, Wales, databased using Autocad and GIS, is combined with more detailed investigation of 3km at Goldcliff. This demonstrates that coastal wetlands can preserve a diverse range of site types which contrasts with both terrestrial dryland contexts and other wetlands, such as the nearby Somerset Levels. Rectangular Bronze and Iron Age buildings, unique in Britain, trackways and other post settings are exposed on intertidal peat shelves. Activity on these former wetlands was particularly concentrated at the interface with marine flooding in the later Bronze Age and Iron Age, periods of major...
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  • archaeological 考古学的
  • opportunistic 机会主义者
  • coast 海岸
  • grazing 放牧
  • Marine 海军(部)海军陆战队almanac 航海历
  • fishing 捕鱼
  • nearby 靠近的
  • potential 
  • essentially 本质上
  • seasonal 季节性的