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KIU-233Type: KIU-233

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Nigrospora

Similar: HdV-927

First publication: Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Heske, I. (2019) On-site palaeoecological investigations at the Hünenburg hillfort–settlement complex, with special reference to non-pollen palynomorphs. In: Dal Corso, M., Kirleis, W., Kneisel, J., Taylor, N., Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Zanon, M. (eds.) How’s life? Living conditions in Europe in the 2rd and 1st millennia BCE. STPAS series, vol. 4, Leiden: Sidestone Press, pp. 167–186.

Other Publication/s: Garneau, M.J.M. (1983) Reconstruction Paléoécologique d`un tourbiére en position littorale sur la rive sud de l`estuaire du Saint-Laurent, Isle-Verte, Québec, Canada. Academical Thesis

Description: Fungal spore, one-celled, globose to subglobose, with a protruding pore of about 3.4‒4.5 µm, often split, smooth, dark brown, 52‒78 µm in diameter. KIU-233 is similar to HdV-927 (Garneau 1993). May represent a soil fungus.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In particular, within an archaeological pit record

Co-occurence: Its strongest evidence co-occurred with the highest values of Glomus sp.

Modern occurence: During own observations on recent material, a similar type was recorded on charred wood.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Deposition of organic material