Carter, Stephen. 2010. 2.5 Soils and sediments. In: Artefactual, environmental and archaeological evidence from the Holyrood Parliament Site excavations. 10.5284/1017938.

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2.5 Soils and sediments
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Artefactual, environmental and archaeological evidence from the Holyrood Parliament Site excavations
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Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports
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40
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1017938
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Analysis of the composition of the Period 3 and 4 soils indicates that coal ash was the dominant material responsible for the accumulation of these soils. It is assumed that the coal ash was initially cleared out into a midden and was subsequently spread on cultivated plots as a component of the manure. The process of soil accumulation through deposition of ash appears to have ended before the 17th/18th centuries. This may reflect a decline in the importance of cropping in the backlands as the status of the area rose and formal gardens became the norm. The relative absence of coal ash from Period 2 soils indicates a period of sediment accumulation when little ash was being deposited. Turf, used initially for construction and then for manure, may have been the source of sediment at this time.
Author
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Article author
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Stephen P Carter
Year of Publication
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Year of publication
Year of Publication
2010
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0 903903 66 0
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Subject - Auto Detected Ash
Subject - Auto Detected Coal Ash
Subject - Auto Detected Midden
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09-02-2015