LANDEVALUATIE IN DE PONTIJNSE REGIO (ZUID-LATIUM, ITALIË), DATERINGSPROBLEMEN ROND EEN BRONSTIJD-AKKERBOUWFASE
The technique of land evaluation was used to reconstruct land use in the Pontine region in the Bronze Age. Pollen analysis and archeological finds made it clear that the importance of cereal farming in the Bronze Age was much greater than Puglisi (1959) stated. A pollen core taken in the now dry lake of Campo Verde in the Pontine Region offered proof of cereal farming before 3730 ±120 BP. However, the core showed a disturbed sediment with older deposits on top of younger ones. The 14C dates and the presence of Liguliflorae indicated a so-called mirrored sediment, being the effect of lateral erosion of the lake shores. This may have been caused by denudation af the surrounding landscape as a result of cereal farming.