The potential role of humans in structuring the wooded landscapes of Mesolithic Ireland: a review of data and discussion of approaches

  title={The potential role of humans in structuring the wooded landscapes of Mesolithic Ireland: a review of data and discussion of approaches},
  author={Graeme Warren and Steve Davis and Meriel McClatchie and Rob Sands},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
This paper has two primary aims. Firstly, we review new data demonstrating interactions between people, plants, animals and woodlands in Mesolithic Ireland (ca. 8000–4000 cal. b.c.). This includes a synthesis of evidence from archaeological fishtraps, plant macrofossils, palynological indications of disturbance, and large mammal records. Secondly, we suggest that the potential role of humans in structuring the wooded landscape of the island of Ireland has been underestimated and is a key area… Expand

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