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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

KIU-235Type: KIU-235

Category: Algae

Taxonomical identification: cf. Spirogyra

Similar: HdV-956

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
Wieckowska-Lüth, M. and Bischop, D. (2020) Palynological investigations on the deposits of a well shaft from the Roman Iron Age with special reference to non-pollen palynomorphs. In: Müller, J. and Ricci, A. (eds.), Past Societies: Human Development in Landscapes. Leiden: Sidestone Press, p.p. 129‒140

Description: Probably an algal zygospore (cf. Spirogyra), oblong with tapering ends, with longitudinal ribs, hyaline to slightly brownish, smooth or covered with fine granules, 140‒200 µm in length. This type is similar to HdV-956 (Garneau 1993).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In waterlogged layers

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Shallow water cover / Highly eutrophic conditions