Soil erosion, agricultural terracing and site formation processes at Markiani, Amorgos, Greece

C A I French, 2000

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This dataset was deposited by Dr C.A.I. French of the University of Cambridge. The work was carried out with funding from the British Academy. The article that came from this archive is published in Geoarchaeology 14.

Soils and sediments of a terraced slope at an Early Bronze Age site on the Aegean island of Amorgos were examined micromorphologically to determine the nature and amount of erosion on the slope during the past 5,000 years, and how this had affected the formation of the surviving archaeological record. The deposits forming representative terraces were examined, as was the post-depositional sequence overlying the site, and a palaeosol preserved beneath terrace retaining walls at the break of slope. The buried, pre-terrace system 'red soil' was a reworked red palaeosol, much affected by downslope erosion processes, which probably commenced with clearance associated with the Early Bronze Age occupation of the site. Examination of this soil suggested that there were at least two pre-modern phases of use of the hill-side.

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