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dc.contributor.authorGearey, B.J.*
dc.contributor.authorHopla, E.-J.*
dc.contributor.authorBoomer, I.*
dc.contributor.authorSmith, D.*
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, P.*
dc.contributor.authorFitch, Simon*
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, S.*
dc.contributor.authorTapping, D.R.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-18T14:03:11Z
dc.date.available2018-04-18T14:03:11Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-16
dc.identifier.citationGearey BR, Hopla E-J, Boomer I et al (2017) Multi-proxy palaeoecological approaches to submerged landscapes: a case study from ‘Doggerland’, in the southern North Sea. In: Williams M, Hill T, Boomer I et al (Eds) The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History. The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications, Geological Society: London. 35-53.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15543
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dc.description.abstractAbstract: This paper focuses on the submerged landscapes of the southern North Sea, an area often referred to as Doggerland, which was inundated as a result of relative sea-level rise at the start of the Holocene. The timing, pattern and process of environmental changes and the implica­ tions for prehistoric (Mesolithic) human communities living in this area have long been a subject of debate and discussion. Recent developments in marine geophysics have pemtitted the mapping of the pre-submergence landscape, leading to the identification oflandforms including river channels and other contexts suitable for the preservation of palaeoecological records. The paper describes multi-proxy (pollen, foraminifera, plant macrofossil and insect) palaeoenvironmental analyses of a vibrocore sequence recovered from a palaeochannel feature c. 80 km off the coast of eastern England. The palaeocbsnnel preserves sediments of Late Pleistocene and Holocene age (MIS2/l); the record suggests that channel incision, probably duting the early Holocene, was followed by a phase of peat formation (c. 9-10 cal ka BP) indicating paludification and the subsequent reactiva­ tion of the cbsnnel (c. 9-6 cal ka BP), initially under freshwater and increasingly brackish/saline conditions, and a final transition to full marine conditions (6-5 cal ka BP). The pollen, macrofossil and beetle records indicate the presence of pre-submergence deciduous woodland, but detailed interpretation of the data is hindered by taphonomic complications.The paper concludes with a dis­ cussion of the problems and potentials of using palaeoenvironmental data to reconstruct complex patterns of environmental change across Doggerland in four dimensions, and considers specific questions concerning the implications of such processes for Mesolithic human communities.en_US
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://www.geolsoc.org.uk/TMS007en_US
dc.subjectPalaeoecology; Submerged landscapes; Doggerland; North Seaen_US
dc.titleMulti-proxy palaeoecological approaches to submerged landscapes: a case study from ‘Doggerland’, in the southern North Seaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
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