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The micromorphology of Dark Earth from Gloucester, London and Norwich: an analysis of urban anthropogenic deposits from the late Roman to Early Medieval Periods in England



The micromorphology of Dark Earth from Gloucester, London and Norwich: an analysis of urban anthropogenic deposits from the late Roman to Early Medieval Periods in England



Soil Micromorphology Volume 1 Techniques and applications: 245-252



Dark Earth is an ubiquitous urban anthropogenic deposit of the late Roman to Early Medieval Periods. The deposit (up to 1.5 m thick) is dark grey in colour and composed of a variety of occupation debris mixed with soil. Two types have been previously identified, mainly from London and York.

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