Investigation of a prehistoric settlement in south-western Sardinia area attests a human occupation in a cave during the Early and Middle Bronze Age of the Nuragic civilization. The occasional (?) human presence is recorded from the Early Bronze Age and a continued (?) human presence relating to rural (cultivation, storage) and domestic activities (ceramic, metallurgy) is documented in the Middle Bronze Age. These distinct settlement phases are archaeological and radiocarbon dated and palynologically recognized. In addition, pollen analysis suggest the presence of a degraded forest during the Middle Bronze Age in south Sardinia in advance of the central Sardinia, likely related to hot climate and a regime of low annual precipitation. The data reveal a climate-induced deforestation phase likely emphasized by anthropogenic pressure.

Investigation of a prehistoric settlement in south-western Sardinia area attests a human occupation in a cave during the Early and Middle Bronze Age of the Nuragic civilization. The occasional (?) human presence is recorded from the Early Bronze Age and a continued (?) human presence relating to rural (cultivation, storage) and domestic activities (ceramic, metallurgy) is documented in the Middle Bronze Age. These distinct settlement phases are archaeological and radiocarbon dated and palynologically recognized. In addition, pollen analysis suggest the presence of a degraded forest during the Middle Bronze Age in south Sardinia in advance of the central Sardinia, likely related to hot climate and a regime of low annual precipitation. The data reveal a climate-induced deforestation phase likely emphasized by anthropogenic pressure.

A human occupation cave during the Bronze Age: archaeological and palynological application of a case study in Sardinia (western Mediterranean) / Buosi, Carla; Pittau, Paola; Paglietti, Giacomo; Scanu Giovanni, Giuseppe; Ucchesu, Mariano; Tanda, Giuseppa; Serra, Marco. - In: ARCHAEOMETRY. - ISSN 0003-813X. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 1-20. [10.1111/arcm.12132]

A human occupation cave during the Bronze Age: archaeological and palynological application of a case study in Sardinia (western Mediterranean)

SERRA, MARCO
2014

Abstract

Investigation of a prehistoric settlement in south-western Sardinia area attests a human occupation in a cave during the Early and Middle Bronze Age of the Nuragic civilization. The occasional (?) human presence is recorded from the Early Bronze Age and a continued (?) human presence relating to rural (cultivation, storage) and domestic activities (ceramic, metallurgy) is documented in the Middle Bronze Age. These distinct settlement phases are archaeological and radiocarbon dated and palynologically recognized. In addition, pollen analysis suggest the presence of a degraded forest during the Middle Bronze Age in south Sardinia in advance of the central Sardinia, likely related to hot climate and a regime of low annual precipitation. The data reveal a climate-induced deforestation phase likely emphasized by anthropogenic pressure.
Investigation of a prehistoric settlement in south-western Sardinia area attests a human occupation in a cave during the Early and Middle Bronze Age of the Nuragic civilization. The occasional (?) human presence is recorded from the Early Bronze Age and a continued (?) human presence relating to rural (cultivation, storage) and domestic activities (ceramic, metallurgy) is documented in the Middle Bronze Age. These distinct settlement phases are archaeological and radiocarbon dated and palynologically recognized. In addition, pollen analysis suggest the presence of a degraded forest during the Middle Bronze Age in south Sardinia in advance of the central Sardinia, likely related to hot climate and a regime of low annual precipitation. The data reveal a climate-induced deforestation phase likely emphasized by anthropogenic pressure.
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