Krenke N.A.   Ershova E.G.   Ponomarenko E.V.  

The study of traces of Iron Age agriculture in the Moskva River basin

Reporter: Krenke N.A.

Studies in the Moskva River Valley showed that traces of the agricultural activity of the Iron Age are reflected in peat and soil pollen spectra at a distance of 1-2 km from the hillforts. Deforestation around the Iron Age settlements was very significant. Economic activities and fires contributed to a radical restructuring of the forest, the change of broad-leaved (linden) associations to secondary pine and birch forests. Thanks to the development of diagnostic criteria, it was possible to find traces of slash-and-burn agriculture in a number of points around the fortifications.

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