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Catalonia, Spain

By Museologia Scientifica E Naturalistica, Sayantani Neogi and Supervisor Josep Vallverd├║


This dissertation summarizes the stratigraphic description of three Pleistocene archaeological sites in the middle Ter river valley. A long history of archaeological research in this region suggests the possibility of developing contextual studies. This work is basically an investigation of two soil formation processes from the deep soil horizons of the Mediterranean region: clay illuviation and carbonatation. This approach has been developed by soil micromorphology, a technique well suited for this type of record, supplemented by fundamental field descriptions and basic cartography of the geomorphological terraces of the middle Ter river valley. The soil stratigraphy of archaeological sites and Pleistocene landscapes opens the opportunity to investigate a complex subject of study. The soils and paleosols are a source of information for palaeoecology and human occupations. It has been attempted here only to lay the groundwork for the interpretation of genetic factors pointing to the classification of soils

Topics: illuviation, carbonatation, soil micromorphology, palaeoecology
Year: 2016
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