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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

© Wieckowska-Lüth/Kirleis/Schmütz 2020

Type: HdV-1012

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Sordaria sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Other Publication/s:
Munk, A. (1957) Danish Pyrenomycetes. Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 17 (1), 1–491
Bakker, M. and van Smeerdijk, D.G. (1982) A palaeoecological study of a late Holocene section from ‘Het Ilperveld’, western Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 36, 95–163
Buurman, J., van Geel, B. and van Reenen, G.B.A. (1995) Palaeoecological investigations of a Late Bronze Age watering-place at Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands. Mededelingen Rijks Geologische Dienst 52, 249–270
van Geel, B., Bohncke, S.J.P. and Dee, H. (1981) A palaeoecological study of an upper Late Glacial and Holocene sequence from ‘De Borchert’, The Netherlands. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 31, 367–448
van Geel, B., Bos, J.M. and Pals, J.P. (1983) Archaeological and palaeoecological aspects of a medieval house terp in a reclaimed raised bog area in North Holland. Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek 33, 419–444
van Geel, B., Hallewas, D.P. and Pals, J.P. (1983) A Late Holocene deposit under the Westfriese Zeedijk near Enkhuizen (Prov. Of N-Holland, The Netherlands): palaeoecological and archaeological aspects. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 38, 269–335
van Geel, B., Buurman, J., Brinkkemper, O., Schelvis, J., Aptroot, A., van Reenen, G.B.A. and Hakbijl, T. (2003) Environmental reconstruction of a Roman Period settlement site in Uitgeest (The Netherlands), with special reference to coprophilous fungi. Journal of Archaeological Science 30, 873–883

Description: Ascospores ellipsoidal, 17–24 × 10–12 μm, with one pronounced apical pore and a much smaller pore at the other end. HdV-1012 spores are similar to Sordaria-like ascospores recorded in samples from European archaeological sites (Bakker and van Smeerdijk, 1982; Buurman et al., 1995; van Geel et al., 1981, 1983a,b, 2003), often in combination with ascospores of other coprophilous Ascomycetes.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Sordaria species are not obligatory coprophilous (Munk, 1957).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: No information