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New integrated molecular approaches for understanding lake settlements in NW Europe

New integrated molecular approaches for understanding lake settlements in NW Europe
New integrated molecular approaches for understanding lake settlements in NW Europe
Lake settlements, particularly crannogs, pose several contradictions – visible yet inaccessible, widespread yet geographically restricted, persistent yet vulnerable. To further our understanding, we have developed the integrated use of palaeolimnological (scanning XRF, pollen, spores, diatoms, chironomids, Cladocera, microcharcoal, biogenic silica, SEM-EDS, stable-isotopes) and biomolecular analyses (faecal stanols, bile acids, sedaDNA) of proximal and through-crannog cores in SW Scotland and Ireland. Both can be an effective methods for revealing occupation-chronologies and identifying on-crannog activities/practices. Strong results from sedaDNA and lipid biomarkers analysis demonstrate likely on-site animal slaughter, food storage and possibly feasting, suggesting multi-period elite site-associations, storage and protection, of valuable resources.
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Cavers, Graeme
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Crone, Anne
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McCormick, Finbar
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Murray, Emily
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Mackay, Helen
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Barratt, Phil
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Langdon, Peter
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Brown, Antony, Fonville, Thierry, Van Hardenbroek van ammerstol, Maarten R, Cavers, Graeme, Crone, Anne, McCormick, Finbar, Murray, Emily, Mackay, Helen, Whitehouse, Nicki, Henderson, Andrew, Barratt, Phil, Davies, Kimberley, Head, Katie, Langdon, Peter, Alsos, Inger and Pirrie, Duncan (2022) New integrated molecular approaches for understanding lake settlements in NW Europe. Antiquity. (In Press)

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Lake settlements, particularly crannogs, pose several contradictions – visible yet inaccessible, widespread yet geographically restricted, persistent yet vulnerable. To further our understanding, we have developed the integrated use of palaeolimnological (scanning XRF, pollen, spores, diatoms, chironomids, Cladocera, microcharcoal, biogenic silica, SEM-EDS, stable-isotopes) and biomolecular analyses (faecal stanols, bile acids, sedaDNA) of proximal and through-crannog cores in SW Scotland and Ireland. Both can be an effective methods for revealing occupation-chronologies and identifying on-crannog activities/practices. Strong results from sedaDNA and lipid biomarkers analysis demonstrate likely on-site animal slaughter, food storage and possibly feasting, suggesting multi-period elite site-associations, storage and protection, of valuable resources.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 March 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 455811
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455811
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: 35b457a1-09c8-4761-b8cc-e23074cb01af
ORCID for Antony Brown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1990-4654
ORCID for Peter Langdon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2724-2643

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Date deposited: 05 Apr 2022 17:17
Last modified: 10 Nov 2022 02:39

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Author: Antony Brown ORCID iD
Author: Thierry Fonville
Author: Maarten R Van Hardenbroek van ammerstol
Author: Graeme Cavers
Author: Anne Crone
Author: Finbar McCormick
Author: Emily Murray
Author: Helen Mackay
Author: Nicki Whitehouse
Author: Andrew Henderson
Author: Phil Barratt
Author: Kimberley Davies
Author: Katie Head
Author: Peter Langdon ORCID iD
Author: Inger Alsos
Author: Duncan Pirrie

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