Human occupation of the Late and Early Post-Glacial environments in the Liereman Landscape (Campine, Belgium)

TitelHuman occupation of the Late and Early Post-Glacial environments in the Liereman Landscape (Campine, Belgium)
PublicatietypeTijdschriftartikel
Publicatiejaar2010
AuteursVanmontfort, B, Van Gils, M, Paulissen, E, Bastiaens, J, De Bie, M, Meirsman, E
Titel van het tijdschriftJournal of Archaeology in the Low Countries
Volume of jaargang2
Nummer binnen de jaargang2
Begin en eindpagina's31-51
UitgeverAsterdam University Press
Plaats van UitgaveAmsterdam
Samenvatting

Large-scale archaeological and palaeoenvironmental research in the Liereman Landscape (Landschap De Liereman) in the northern Campine (Belgium) revealed a very extensive and well-preserved prehistoric site complex at Arendonk Korhaan (fig. 1). Remains include Final Palaeolithic scatters associated with the Usselo horizon buried below aeolian sand overlain by podzol soil containing Mesolithic assemblages. The Korhaan site complex is a rare example in this coversand area where Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic are separated stratigraphically. Combined with an intact toposequence (the Usselo horizon grading into peat deposits), this site offers unique potential for ongoing archaeological, geomorphological and palaeoecological research on Late Glacial and Early Holocene settlement systems. This paper outlines the discovery of the complex, presents some primary research results and discusses land use patterns of hunter-gatherers recurrently returning to persistent places across the Pleistocene-Holocene transition.

URLhttp://dpc.uba.uva.nl/jalc/02/nr02/a02
Citation KeyVanmontfo:2010aa
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