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AP: NAP ratio

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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In looking at the results of pollen analysis, the proportion of tree pollen (arboreal pollen) can be compared with the amount of pollen from other plants (nonarboreal pollen)...

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Atlantic Period

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.

In north-west Europe, the period from around 7 500 to 5 000 years bp of wet, oceanic climate, when temperatures were warmer than at present. See Uścinowicz et al. (2007) GSA Special Paper 4...

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Boreal

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A division of the Flandrian, c.10 000–8 000 years bp.

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breckland

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A distinctive locality in south-western Norfolk and north-western Suffolk, England, with a mosaic of grass heath and Pteridium aquilinum (bracken) and Calluna vulgaris (heather or ling)...

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exine

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

The resistant outer shell of a spore or pollen grain that can be preserved in sediments and which can be identified in pollen analysis.

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palaeoclimatology

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The study of climates of earlier geological periods. This is based largely on the study of sediments that were laid down during these periods and of fossils. The changes in the positions of...

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palynology

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

The study of living and fossil pollen grains, spores, and certain other microfossils (e.g. dinoflagellates and coccoliths). Palynology was developed from pollen analysis and deals...

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pollen

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Collectively, the mass of microspores or pollen grains produced within the anthers of a flowering plant (angiosperm) or the male cones of a gymnosperm.

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relative pollen frequency

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(RPF)

An expression of pollen data from sediments for each species, genus, or family, as a percentage of the total pollen count or of the total tree pollen. It is the traditional...

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sub-Atlantic

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A colder, wetter climatic phase which followed the more continental climate of sub-Boreal times. The change from sub-Boreal to sub-Atlantic conditions in Britain began about 2850 bp and...

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sub-Boreal

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

From Scandinavian evidence, a cooler, drier, more continental climate phase that followed the Atlantic climatic optimum (though with summers still warmer than those at present). In Britain,...

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