Plant remains from Iron Age Noordbarge, province of Drenthe, the Netherlands
In this paper the results will be discussed of the examination of charred plant remains recovered from the settlement site of Noordbarge, south of Emmen (fig. 1). On a terrain, called the “Hooge Loo” (52° 47' N, 6° 53' E) excavations have been carried out by the Biolgisch - Archaeologisch Instituut in 1920, 1935, 1949 and 1972-1974 (cf. Kooi, 1979). These excavations revealed an urnfield, dated to the 9th to 5th centuries B.C., and settlement remains from various periods, consisting of houses of different type, sunken huts, granaries and fences. The urnfield and the associated finds have been described by Kooi (1979). Harsema (1976) published a preliminary report on the results of the 1972-1974 settlement excavations.