Working Neolithic Landscapes

Reconstruction of the Neolithic landscape around the sites Bogucki has studied has been a long-standing research interest.    The proximity of Osłonki to basins with ancient biogenic sediments enabled the development of a palaeoenvcironmental research program in collaboration with Dorota Nalepka of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków.    The results of this research showed that  the initial Neolithic occupation of the area by the Linear Pottery culture had relatively little environmental impace, while the subsequent settlement during the second half of the fifth millennium B.C. by the Brześć Kujawski Group had a significant impact, demonstrated not only through vegetation changes but also by sedimentation caused by erosion from cleared fields nearby.    The results of this work were published in Bogucki et al. 2012 under Selected Publications.


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