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Making a mountain out of a molehill? : a low-cost and time-efficient molehill survey of the lost medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, Belgium

Jan Trachet (UGent) , Maxime Poulain (UGent) , Samuël Delefortrie (UGent) , Marc Van Meirvenne (UGent) and Wim De Clercq (UGent)
(2017) JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY . 42(6). p.503-513
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Grasslands pose a particular problem for archaeological survey involving artifact assessment, as no material is plowed up to the surface. Although finds in molehills are often the only source of information available on sites with such low visibility, an archaeology of molehills has thus far been largely disregarded. Yet, by applying a low-cost and time-efficient methodology, both the potential and the pitfalls of molehill archaeology come to the forefront. At the medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, it was possible to assess material culture and to locate certain structural elements. However, when artifact densities were compared with the underlying geophysical anomalies, a more complex relationship appeared at the level of individual features.
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Talpa europaea L, archaeological prospection, bioturbation, electromagnetic induction, unmanned aerial vehicle survey, GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR, NATURAL-HISTORY, TALPA-EUROPAEA, ARCHITECTURE, ABUNDANCE, HABITAT, BURROWS, RODENT, BRUGES, SENSOR

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Trachet, Jan et al. “Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill? : a Low-cost and Time-efficient Molehill Survey of the Lost Medieval Harbor Site of Monnikerede, Belgium.” JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY  42.6 (2017): 503–513. Print.
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Trachet, J., Poulain, M., Delefortrie, S., Van Meirvenne, M., & De Clercq, W. (2017). Making a mountain out of a molehill? : a low-cost and time-efficient molehill survey of the lost medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, Belgium. JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY  , 42(6), 503–513.
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Trachet, Jan, Maxime Poulain, Samuël Delefortrie, Marc Van Meirvenne, and Wim De Clercq. 2017. “Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill? : a Low-cost and Time-efficient Molehill Survey of the Lost Medieval Harbor Site of Monnikerede, Belgium.” Journal of Field Archaeology  42 (6): 503–513.
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Trachet, Jan, Maxime Poulain, Samuël Delefortrie, Marc Van Meirvenne, and Wim De Clercq. 2017. “Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill? : a Low-cost and Time-efficient Molehill Survey of the Lost Medieval Harbor Site of Monnikerede, Belgium.” Journal of Field Archaeology  42 (6): 503–513.
Vancouver
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Trachet J, Poulain M, Delefortrie S, Van Meirvenne M, De Clercq W. Making a mountain out of a molehill? : a low-cost and time-efficient molehill survey of the lost medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, Belgium. JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY  . 2017;42(6):503–13.
IEEE
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J. Trachet, M. Poulain, S. Delefortrie, M. Van Meirvenne, and W. De Clercq, “Making a mountain out of a molehill? : a low-cost and time-efficient molehill survey of the lost medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, Belgium,” JOURNAL OF FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY  , vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 503–513, 2017.
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  author       = {Trachet, Jan and Poulain, Maxime and Delefortrie, Samuël and Van Meirvenne, Marc and De Clercq, Wim},
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  keywords     = {Talpa europaea L,archaeological prospection,bioturbation,electromagnetic induction,unmanned aerial vehicle survey,GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR,NATURAL-HISTORY,TALPA-EUROPAEA,ARCHITECTURE,ABUNDANCE,HABITAT,BURROWS,RODENT,BRUGES,SENSOR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {503--513},
  title        = {Making a mountain out of a molehill? : a low-cost and time-efficient molehill survey of the lost medieval harbor site of Monnikerede, Belgium},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00934690.2017.1383106},
  volume       = {42},
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