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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-257Type: KIU-257

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: cf. Chaetomium

Similar: UAB-4

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: Revelles, J., Burjachs, F. and van Geel, B. (2016) Pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs fromthe Early Neolithic settlement of La Draga (Girona, Spain). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 225, 1–20

Description: Fungal ascospore, one-celled, lemon-shaped, brown to dark brown, with two apical pores, 34.4‒36.2 × 27.2‒28.7 µm. This type is similar to UAB-4 (Revelles et al. 2016). KIU-257 may represent a fungal decomposer, probably a member of the genus Chaetomium.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: In waterlogged layers

Co-occurence: Together with HdV-7A (Chaetomium sp.) and Savoryella cf. lignicola

Modern occurence: No information

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Presence of decaying organic matter