A PALYNOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF BRADWELL ON SEA, ESSEX.

Author(s): A T Evans

As part of the archaeological investigations at Bradwell on Sea, a series of delft cores were taken. Material from two of these cores were analysed for pollen and the results given in this report. The analysis revealed that while the terrestrial vegetation was dominated by deciduous woodland rich in Quercus and Tilia, there is little evidence of anthropogenic activity, although an increase in the importance of Corylus in one of the diagrams does point to some change in the woodland structure. Eustatic changes were an important factor in the development of the vegetation. A move from dry land to salt marsh conditions is seen at both sites, while there is also some evidence for the development of carr/fresh water mire conditions in the area.

Report Number:
23/1990
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
24
Keywords:
Plant Remains

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