Botanische macroresten uit sloten als spiegel voor het landschap
Samples from ditches as a reflection of the landscape. Ditch-fill samples were taken from modern ditches in three different landscapes – the sandy heathland of Balloërveld, the peatland of Fochteloërveen and the woodland of Norg. This contribution focuses on the botanical macroremains collected from the ditch fills and how these remains may improve landscape-historical research. Microscopic research of the macroremains shows a difference between the habitats, albeit not a distinct one. Botanical remains of woodland vegetation were strongly represented in virtually all samples, overshadowing indicative species per landscape type. Given the limits of this pilot study, further research is strongly recommended to assess how ditch fills can be of value to reconstructing past and present landscapes.