Geoarchaeological evidence of Holocene human impact and soil erosion on a till plain in Vorpommern (Kühlenhagen, NE-Germany)

Mathias Küster, Fred Ruchhöft, Sebastian Lorenz & Wolfgang Janke
Geoarchaeological investigations close to a glacigenic kettle-hole provide evidence of human impact on a till plain in Vorpommern in prehistorical and historical times and its geomorphic response. Basal sedimentary fillings of the investigated depression comprise peat, gyttja and aggradational peat reflecting Early to Mid-Holocene hydrological changes. The upper sequence of alternating colluvial and organic layers indicate varying human impact over time. Absolute AMS 14C-datings of buried peats and mineral horizons with partly high organic matter...