This talk will focus on the palaeoecological methods used in the environmental reconstruction of past landscapes and investigate how people within those landscapes interacted with their environment.
A number of archaeological techniques will be overviewed including, pollen and non-pollen palynomorph analyses, charred/waterlogged plant remains and anthracological analyses. The talk will seek to give an overview on the palaeoecological work done in the region to date, specifically focusing on the Iron-Age and discuss where we might go with such work in the future.
Scott Timpany is an Environmental Geoarchaeologist at the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, University of the Highlands and Islands.
This talk is programmed as part of our CINE partner meeting to investigate technology, heritage and environmental justice.