PLANT REMAINS FROM PEEL GAP, NORTHUMBERLAND.

Author(s): J P Huntley

Environmental samples from the Roman site at Peel Gap on Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland were analysed. Most of the plant remains recovered were preserved by waterlogging although a few samples also contained carbonised material. This latter was predominantly from cereals indicating usage of 6-row barley and wheat. Ecologically the waterlogged material indicated the locally occurring, natural vegetation of heathland, grassland and wet fen meadows with little evidence of ruderals or cultivated ground. Numerical analyses reinforced the ecological interpretation of homogeneous contexts compared with the more usual heterogeneous contexts of an urban situation.

Report Number:
114/1989
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
22
Keywords:
Plant Remains

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