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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-237Type: KIU-237

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Chaetomium

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: Guarro, J., Gené, J., Stchigel, A.M. and Figueras, M.J. (2012) Atlas of soil Ascomycetes. Utrecht: CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre

Description: Fungal ascospore, one-celled, fusiform, with two apical pores, smooth, light brown, 26‒28 × 10‒14 µm. KIU-237 may comprise some Chaetomium species (Guarro et al. 2012).

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: Within an archaeological pit record

Co-occurence: Together with fungi related to decomposition

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of decaying organic matter