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ns5 Soil micromorphology in archaeology: history, objectives, possibilities and prospects

M. A. Bronnikova1, A. V. Panin1,2, V. V. Murasheva3, and A. A. Golyeva1

1Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetnyi per. 29, Moscow 119017, Russia
2Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991, Russia
3State Historical Museum, Red Square, 1, Moscow 109012, Russia

The history of applying soil micromorphology in archaeology in Russia and abroad is overviewed. The main objectives of soil micromorphological analysis of archaeological objects are specified. The possibilities offered by this method are illustrated by the example of a micromorphological study of a cultural layer of an Early Medieval settlement. The prospects of archaeological soil micromorphology development are outlined.

Key words: archaeological soil micromorphology, geoarchaeology, cultural layers.

DOI: 10.19047/0136-1694-2016-86-35-45

For citation: Bronnikova M.A., Panin A.V., Murasheva V.V., and Golyeva A.A. Soil micromorphology in archaeology: history, objectives, possibilities and prospects,Byulleten Pochvennogo instituta im. V.V. Dokuchaeva, 2016, Vol. 86, pp. 35-45. doi: 10.19047/0136-1694-2016-86-35-45


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