Invertebrates in Archaeology in the North of England

Author(s): H Kenward

Research and assessment undertaken on remains of invertebrates from archaeological sites in the northern counties of England is reviewed to provide a resource assessment. The quality and quantity of information available is considered and recommendations made for future research presented (a research agenda). This review includes a brief introduction to each of the invertebrate groups found or likely to be found in archaeological deposits, together with the techniques used to study these groups and the kinds of information they can provide. There follows a chronological review of the evidence, and then a consideration of a series of overarching themes such as evidence for climate change and the history of grain pests. The final sections cover techniques for studying invertebrate remains, problems and future development, and recommendations for future research.

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Research Department Reports
Animal Remains Environmental Studies Insect Mollusca Research Strategy


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