Human impact on Mid-Holocene vegetation and landscape development in the Carpathian region using a fuzzy approach

Martin SCHUMACHER, Wolfram SCHIER, Brigitta SCHÜTT


This study contributes to the joint research project “Textile Revolution” which aims to elucidate temporal and spatial aspects of the introduction and spread of wool bearing sheep during the Mid-Holocene by integrating data from different research fields such as archaeology, archaeozoology, assyriology and geoarchaeology. The geoarchaeological approach presented here focuses on the environmental impact of increased animal herding with a spatial focus on the Carpathian region.


human impact, vegetation, landscape development

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