Eda Gross sent this attachedÂ poster about the trans-disciplinary studies about the neolithic wetland-site of Zu-Riedmatt, which they presented at the international conference: Culture, Climate and Environment Interactions at the Prehistoric Wetland Sites conference 11-14 June 2014 at Bern, Switzerland:Â www.academia.edu/8098246/S.Billerbeck_H._HÃ¼ster_Plogmann_K.Ismail-Meyer_B._Steiner_Ã–.Akeret_E._Eckmeyer_A._Heitz-Weniger_E._Gross_S._Jacomet_Ph.Rentzel_G.F._Schaeren_J.Schibler_New_taphonomic_research_in_archaeological_wetland_deposits._the_bone_midden_of_Zug.Riedmatt_Central_Switzerland_
The site, dating about 3200-3100 cal. BC, is a wetland site in the Lorze River delta at the shoreline of Lake Zug, with abundant subsistence foraging opportunities and lithic materials for stone axe production.Â See their trans-disciplinary results using 110 profile columns, 607 surface bulk samples, 1354 wood samples, 7432 bones, and 12,753 artifacts in this beautifully composed and narrated poster.
This UNESCO-World Heritage Site is described in the web site Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (http://www.palafittes.org/en/unesco-world-heritage/sites-switzerland/index.html)
CH-ZG-05, Zugâ€“Riedmatt: The layers at Zugâ€“Riedmatt are very well preserved, 60â€“140 cm thick and have also yielded a large amount of organic finds. Ongoing research in a very small test-trench has revealed an extraordinary potential especially for microstratigraphic data with regard to the formation of the cultural layers. The site provides the best preserved reference material of a former phase of Horgen Culture (around 3200 BC) in Central Switzerland.Â
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