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ARO13: Viewing The Holocene: Vegetation History Of Ravelrig Bog, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

ARO13: Viewing The Holocene: Vegetation History Of Ravelrig Bog, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

by Susan Ramsay

A peat core taken from Ravelrig Bog, west of Edinburgh, contained palaeoenvironmental material spanning the entire Holocene period. Human impact on the landscape is recorded from the Neolithic onwards, with a peak in woodland clearance and agricultural activity in the pre-Roman Iron Age. The last major episode of woodland clearance began around cal AD 1450, with the cleared landscape continuing until the present day.

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