Food plants in anthropogenic sediments as represented in pollen and macrofossil spectra: a case study on waterlogged Roman sediments from Switzerland and Alsace, France
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- Vandorpe, P. & Wick, L. Veget Hist Archaeobot (2015) 24: 135. doi:10.1007/s00334-014-0481-z
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The present study combines results of pollen and macrofossil analysis to examine the preservation of food plants in on-site archaeological deposits from various Roman waterlogged sites in Switzerland and Alsace (France). Through the integration of pollen and macrofossil analysis a much wider range of food plants is recorded, and it is clear that the plant spectra of both proxy data sets are complementary. The combined analyses enables new insights into food consumption and preparation, and issues of local cultivation and/or the import of food plants can be approached.