Title: Dry swamp? Researching a peat bog and settlement in Podłęże near Kraków as a contribution to climate reconstruction in the early Subatlantic period


Dzięgielewski, Karol ; Nalepka, Dorota ; Walanus, Adam

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Archaeologia Polona Vol. 49 (2011-2013)


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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A Holocene peat bog was excavated during archaeological research of site 17 in Podłęże near Kraków. It was located at the bottom of the valley of the Podłężanka river, a Fore-Carpathian tributary of the Vistula river, with a multiphase prehistoric settlement nearby. Radiocarbon dating of the peat bog deposits was accompanied by analysis of the archaeological remains and pollen analysis. A well, dated dendrochronologically to after 613 BC, allowed the dating of the peat bog to be more precise. Palaeoclimatic data from around Europe indicates that after the episode of sharp cooling and wetting of climate at the beginning of the Subatlantic period (c. 850–650 BC), the climate became warmer and drier (c. 650–450 BC). The well dug into the peat bog may indicate a temporary lowering of the groundwater level due to improved climate conditions. Therefore, the case may contribute – just like the discoveries from the shores of the Kunickie and Koskowickie Lakes in Silesia and from the Elbe valley in Dresden – to the hypothesis of a warmer climatic event during the early Subatlantic period


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