Temporality, cultural biography and seasonality: rethinking time in wetland archaeology

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Temporality, cultural biography and seasonality: rethinking time in wetland archaeology

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Aidan en_GB
dc.contributor.author Van de Noort, Robert en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter (Van de Noort) en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-11T14:17:42Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:36:21Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:02:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_GB
dc.description.abstract [FIRST PARAGRAPH] Wetland archaeology is uniquely well placed to investigate questions of chronology, temporality, life-cycles and seasonality. Beyond the usual archaeological approaches to time (eg seriation, typology and stratigraphy), most wetland archaeological investigations have access to a ready supply of samples (ie wood, peat and organic deposits) for absolute scientific dating, particularly radiocarbon and dendrochronology. Indeed, the success of dendrochronology in revealing dynamic sequences of site and regional occupation, use and abandonment are well known. Investigating wetland archaeological sites, environmental archaeologists have used the evidence of insects' plant remains, seeds and even testate amoeba to establish the season, or months, of a site's occupation. Soil micromorphologists have carried out innovative studies of settlement deposits to reconstruct the chronological sequences of processes and events leading to their formation. In brief, wetland archaeology has become adept at calibrating past times. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation In: Barber, J., et al. (eds). Archaeology from the Wetlands: recent perspectives: proceedings of the 11th WARP conference, Edinburgh 2005. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. pp. 67-78 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/29913 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Society of Antiquaries of Scotland en_GB
dc.relation.url www.socantscot.org en_GB
dc.subject wetland archaeology en_GB
dc.subject temporality en_GB
dc.subject seasonality en_GB
dc.subject cultural biography en_GB
dc.title Temporality, cultural biography and seasonality: rethinking time in wetland archaeology en_GB
dc.type Meetings and Proceedings en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-06-11T14:17:42Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:36:21Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:02:30Z
dc.identifier.isbn 978 0 903903 40 0 en_GB
dc.description Reproduced with permission of the publisher. Copyright © Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and individual auhtors, 2007. Details of the original publication are available at: http://www.socantscot.org/partnumber.asp?cid=14170&pnid=116854 en_GB


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