Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes

Schepers, M., 2014, [S.l.]: s.n.. 261 p.

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This dissertation delves into the reconstruction of past vegetation at the most detailed level. It is not the objective to focus solely on the developments in vegetation over time, but to create an image of the landscape that must have been visible to prehistoric people. Landscape and vegetation form a major starting point for the opportunities available in a certain area for a broad scale of human activities including grazing of livestock, cultivating crops and collecting wild plants. The majority of the analyses are based on seeds and fruits (botanical macro-remains) from two Dutch prehistoric regions. These are the small river system in the present Flevopolder, home to settlements of the so-called Swifterbant Culture in the Neolithic period (4300 – 4000 BC), and the Frisian-Groningen terp region in the period prior to the endikements (700 BC – ca. 1200 AD).
Translated title of the contributionHet reconstrueren van vegetatiediversiteit in kustlandschappen
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Cappers, Reinier, Supervisor
  • Raemaekers, Daan, Supervisor
  • Bekker, Renee, Co-supervisor
  • Kirleis, Wiebke, Assessment committee, External person
  • Schaminee, Joop H. J., Assessment committee, External person
  • Van de Noort, Robert, Assessment committee, External person
Award date15-May-2014
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs978-90-367-6975-4
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-6974-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
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