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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Wetland Archaeology and the Role of Marshes in the Ancient Middle East

Tony J. Wilkinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 9108 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the wetland resources of the Middle East, summarizes the somewhat meagre evidence for the preservation of wetland archaeology, and discusses how...

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Aztec Use of Lake Resources in the Basin of Mexico

John K. Milhauser.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Environmental Archaeology. 6631 words.

The Basin of Mexico was the political, demographic, and economic core of the Aztec Empire. Its landscape of lakes and marshes shaped settlement patterns, the flow of resources, and the...

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Europe's Wetlands from the Migration Period to the Middle Ages

Aidan O'Sullivan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 12571 words.

This chapter explores the occupation, exploitation, and transformation of European wetland environments from the Migration Period (AD 400–600), through the early Middle Ages to the end of...

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