ASHELDAM CAMP, ESSEX. CARBONISED CEREALS AND OTHER CROP WEEDS; CHARCOAL

Author(s): P Murphy

The exploratory trenches at this site covered only a small area in total but enough prehistoric features were exposed to make sampling for carbonised plant remains worthwhile . Soil samples were collected from post holes, pits , a shallow depression and the buried soil beneath the bank in trench A , from pits , post holes and associated minor features in trench F and from a single post hole in Trench G. Plant remains were extracted from these samples by manual water flotation, collecting the flots in a 500 micronmesh sieve. The dried flots were sorted under a binocular microscope at low power. The plant remains extracted and identified are listed in Table and several cereal remains are illustrated in Plate

Report Number:
4860
Series:
AML Reports (Old Series)
Pages:
12
Keywords:
Charcoal Grain Plant Remains

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