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Soils of ancient terraces in the southern Levant: archives of desert agriculture?

Lucke, Bernhard and Birk, Jago Jonathan and Kouki, Paula and Bäumler, Rupert and Abu-Jaber, Nizar (2019) Soils of ancient terraces in the southern Levant: archives of desert agriculture? In: Jahrestagung der DBG/BGS Erd-Reich und Boden-Landschaften, 24. – 27. August 2019,, Bern, Schweiz.

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Abstract

Soils of runoff-irrigated ancient terraces of the southern Levant show elevated ratios of stanols indicative for deposition of faeces from omnivores, probably humans. This corresponds to ancient sources describing the collection and application of excrements for manuring. It suggest an agricultural purpose of the terrace systems. However, contents of plant-available phosphorus are not directly connected with faeces biomarkers, but seem to reflect varying deposition rates of mineral soil.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Contribution to "Reports of the DBG")
Uncontrolled Keywords: Runoff-irrigated terraces, ancient desert agriculture, Petra, Jordan, Levant
Divisions: Arbeitsgruppen > AG "Boden und Archäologie"
Depositing User: Bernhard Lucke
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 08:45
URI: http://eprints.dbges.de/id/eprint/1830

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