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Arable weed seeds as indicators of regional cereal provenance: a case study from Iron Age and Roman central-southern Britain

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The ability to provenance crop remains from archaeological sites remains an outstanding research question in archaeology. Archaeobotanists have previously identified the movement of cereals on the basis of regional variations in the presence of cereal grain, chaff and weed seeds (the consumer–producer debate), and weed seeds indicative of certain soil types, principally at Danebury hillfort. Whilst the former approach has been heavily criticised over the last decade, the qualitative methods o...

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10.1007/s00334-018-0674-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
Journal:
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
6
Pages:
801–815
Publication date:
2018-03-17
Acceptance date:
2017-12-06
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EISSN:
1617-6278
ISSN:
0939-6314
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813760
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2018-01-04

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