SOIL REPORT: CROSSGATES FARM, SEAMER, N. YORKS.
Author(s): M McHugh
Buried soils associated with an early Iron Age square ditch barrow complex were examined. The uneven preservation of humose material was related to local variations in topography and the variable distribution of a clayey subsurface horizon associated with pro- or post-glacial depositional processes, rather than ground water effects. The humose infill of a ditch represented two phases, one of deposition followed by a period of stability which allowed colonization by plants. The function of the ditch could not be determined. Local wind blown sand has contributed to burial processes.
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