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An archaeopedological and phytolitarian study of the “Dark Earth” on the site of Rue de Dinant (Brussels, Belgium)
During the excavations of the site of Rue de Dinant in the historic centre of Brussels (Belgium), remains of the first city wall dating from the 13th century have been discovered. Intra muros thickExpand
Contribution of archaeopedology to the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of (pre-)urban sites at Brussels (Belgium). The example of the Treurenberg site
topics is the first city wall (13th century Ad) (blanquart et al., 2001). this includes the mapping of the remains of the city wall and the archaeological interventions. one of these was theExpand
An integrated study of Dark Earth from the alluvial valley of the Senne river (Brussels, Belgium)
Abstract The present article discusses the integration of urban geoarchaeological and archaeobotanical data of a series of Dark Earth deposits situated in the alluvial valley of the Senne River inExpand
When residents work less, they feel better: Lessons learned from an unprecedent context of lockdown
The decrease in activity induced by the lockdown did not have a negative psychological impact on Belgian residents in urology but the opportunity to review the current training system to be better balanced between practice and theoretical formation is stressed. Expand
Unravelling urban stratigraphy. The study of Brussels’ (Belgium) Dark Earth. An archaeopedological perspective
Although thick, dark, humic, macroscopically homogeneous units, also known as Dark Earth, are an important part of the urban stratigraphy, their understanding often remains problematic. The aim ofExpand
A comparative study of parasites in three latrines from Medieval and Renaissance Brussels, Belgium (14th–17th centuries)
There was a broadly consistent pattern with the domination of species spread by fecal contamination of food and drink (whipworm, roundworm and protozoa that cause dysentery), together with routes for the spread of fecal–oral parasites. Expand
The emergence and development of Brussels (Belgium): the contribution of an interdisciplinary study of the urban soil.
The actual Brussels’ landscape is the result of a progressing anthropisation and urbanisation. Traces of these processes have been conserved in the urban soil. In order to clarify and identify them,Expand