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By Michael W. Morris

During this booklet Michael Morris offers a close learn of the prehistoric panorama in 3 areas of Crete. He examines the advance, balance, and physio-chemical composition of chosen soils close to 3 archaeological websites: Karphi, a past due Minoan IIIC "Refuge Site"; Chrysokamino, a last Neolithic to overdue Minoan IIIB Farmhouse; Vronda and Kastro close to Kavousi, overdue Minoan IIIC to Geometric websites. Morris deals conclusions at the background of the Cretan panorama and its formation procedures, and the way these procedures give a contribution to our knowing of the human use of the panorama. The e-book will curiosity somebody concerned with the archaeology of Minoan Crete, in addition to those that research the pedological historical past of alternative areas.

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Kraft et al. (1975; 1980) studied the effects of sea level rise over the past 9,000 years in the area of the Bay of Navarino, southern Greece. A general rise in sea level of 25 m over the past 9,000 years was accompanied by a major marine transgression into the embayment over 4 km north of the present shoreline. During the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, humans occupied the area at a time of a rapid rise in sea level with no significant development of an alluvial plain. By Helladic times, humans occupied a developing alluvial plain at the southern shore.

8). 86 mg kg-1 in the Bt3 horizon with a slight increase above bedrock. 12 mg kg-1 respectively). There is a slight increase in extractable Pb and Mn just above bedrock in the Bt3 horizon. Extractable Ba and Cu exhibit an increase in concentration from the surface to the lower section of the Bt1 horizon and a decrease with depth. Ba and Cu do not seem to show the increased concentration at the surface like the other elements, and they KARPHI. SEDIMENTOLOGY AND PEDOGENESIS seem more homogeneous through the profile.

Van Andel et al. (1986) documented an erosional sequence which began around 4,500 yr. P. in the southern Argolid. There were two events, which consisted of debris flows, that were interpreted as the clearing of steep slopes of marginal soils. Two other events resulted in stream flood deposits that commenced after the abandonment and subsequent failure of agricultural terraces. Land stabilization occurred when agricultural terraces and check dams were maintained, and when the area was completely abandoned and the maquis and pine assemblage re-invaded the landscape.

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