Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave

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Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. / Sulas, Federica; Orfanou, Vana; Ljungberg, Thomas; Kristiansen, Søren Munch.

2019. Abstract from Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Harvard

Sulas, F, Orfanou, V, Ljungberg, T & Kristiansen, SM 2019, 'Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave', Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark, 27/06/2019 - 28/06/2019.

APA

Sulas, F., Orfanou, V., Ljungberg, T., & Kristiansen, S. M. (2019). Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. Abstract from Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark.

CBE

Sulas F, Orfanou V, Ljungberg T, Kristiansen SM. 2019. Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. Abstract from Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark.

MLA

Sulas, Federica et al. Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, 27 Jun 2019, Skanderborg, Denmark, Conference abstract for conference, 2019.

Vancouver

Sulas F, Orfanou V, Ljungberg T, Kristiansen SM. Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. 2019. Abstract from Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark.

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Sulas, Federica ; Orfanou, Vana ; Ljungberg, Thomas ; Kristiansen, Søren Munch. / Mapping the microscopic traces – soil micromorphology at the Fregerslev II horseman grave. Abstract from Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age, Skanderborg, Denmark.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Fregerslev II is the grave of an elite horseman buried together with precious goods and likely his horse. Whilst spectacular in its findings, the highly deteriorated conditions of the grave poses a major challenge to understanding of the burial context and preservation environment of the archaeological materials. By enabling the study of microstratigraphic traces, soil micromorphology has the unique potential to detect contextual indicators of conditions before, during and after burial. Analysis of samples from the grave contexts provides the first records of a pre-burial environment characterised by fine, loamy matrix local, bedded plant microremains and changing redox conditions. The latter would speed up bone diagenesis and deterioration of artefacts. Indicators of these processes are recorded in the fill with traces of organic input resulting from the degradation of bone and other organic materials buried in the grave.",
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