The impact of crop processing on the reconstruction of crop sowing time and cultivation intensity from archaeobotanical weed evidence

  title={The impact of crop processing on the reconstruction of crop sowing time and cultivation intensity from archaeobotanical weed evidence},
  author={Amy Bogaard and Glynis Jones and Michael P Charles},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
Reconstruction of crop sowing time and cultivation intensity, based on arable weed ecology, can resolve archaeological questions surrounding land use and cycles of routine activity, but crop processing may introduce systematic ecological biases in the arable weeds represented in products and by-products. Based on previous ethnoarchaeological work, there is a predicted bias against indicators of spring sowing and intensive cultivation in fine sieve products (and a corresponding over… Expand
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