Articles | Volume 68, issue 1
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 75–93, 2019

Special issue: Geoarchaeology and past human–environment interactions

E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 68, 75–93, 2019

Research article 27 Jun 2019

Research article | 27 Jun 2019

Neolithic settlement dynamics derived from archaeological data and colluvial deposits between the Baar region and the adjacent low mountain ranges, southwest Germany

Jan Johannes Miera et al.

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Archaeopedological analysis of colluvial deposits in favourable and unfavourable areas: reconstruction of land use dynamics in SW Germany J. Henkner, J. Ahlrichs, S. Downey, M. Fuchs, B. James, A. Junge, T. Knopf, T. Scholten, and P. Kühn

Short summary
This study investigates Neolithic settlement dynamics by combining archaeological source criticism and archaeopedological data from colluvial deposits. It is shown that the distribution of Neolithic sites in the Baar region is distorted by superimposition due to erosion. Furthermore, the preservation conditions for pottery are limited by weathering effects. By complementing archaeological data with phases of colluviation we are able to point out settlement dynamics throughout the Neolithic.