A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England

This source preferred by Phillipa Gillingham and John Stewart

Authors: Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22455/

Journal: Veget Hist Archaeobot

DOI: 10.1007/s00334-015-0515-1

Extracting sediment cores for palaeoecological and archaeological investigations has occurred extensively across England since the early 20th century. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little collation of these valuable publications and potential sources of data; for example, a search on the European Pollen Database (1st Aug 2014 edition) found just 118 core sites for the whole of Great Britain. Here, using a combination of systematic meta-searching and knowledge of the unpublished (‘grey’) literature, we have assembled a meta-database of some 763 sediment cores for palaeoecological records, documented across 273 scientific studies. The majority of these ([90 %) were sediment cores upon which pollen analyses had been performed, but other types of evidence, such as plant macrofossil and faunal records were also identified.

We are making this meta-database publicly available, in the hope that it will assist further investigations into Holocene vegetation history, palaeoecology, geoarchaeology and environmental change.

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Authors: Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22455/

Journal: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

Volume: 24

Issue: 6

Pages: 743-747

ISSN: 0939-6314

DOI: 10.1007/s00334-015-0515-1

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Extracting sediment cores for palaeoecological and archaeological investigations has occurred extensively across England since the early 20th century. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little collation of these valuable publications and potential sources of data; for example, a search on the European Pollen Database (1st Aug 2014 edition) found just 118 core sites for the whole of Great Britain. Here, using a combination of systematic meta-searching and knowledge of the unpublished (‘grey’) literature, we have assembled a meta-database of some 763 sediment cores for palaeoecological records, documented across 273 scientific studies. The majority of these ( > 90 %) were sediment cores upon which pollen analyses had been performed, but other types of evidence, such as plant macrofossil and faunal records were also identified. We are making this meta-database publicly available, in the hope that it will assist further investigations into Holocene vegetation history, palaeoecology, geoarchaeology and environmental change.

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22455/

Journal: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

Publisher: Springer New York LLC

ISSN: 0939-6314

DOI: 10.1007/s00334-015-0515-1

Extracting sediment cores for palaeoecological and archaeological investigations has occurred extensively across England since the early 20th century. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little collation of these valuable publications and potential sources of data; for example, a search on the European Pollen Database (1st Aug 2014 edition) found just 118 core sites for the whole of Great Britain. Here, using a combination of systematic meta-searching and knowledge of the unpublished (‘grey’) literature, we have assembled a meta-database of some 763 sediment cores for palaeoecological records, documented across 273 scientific studies. The majority of these (>90 %) were sediment cores upon which pollen analyses had been performed, but other types of evidence, such as plant macrofossil and faunal records were also identified. We are making this meta-database publicly available, in the hope that it will assist further investigations into Holocene vegetation history, palaeoecology, geoarchaeology and environmental change.

This data was imported from Web of Science (Lite):

Authors: Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22455/

Journal: VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY

Volume: 24

Issue: 6

Pages: 743-747

eISSN: 1617-6278

ISSN: 0939-6314

DOI: 10.1007/s00334-015-0515-1

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