Buried artifacts in stable upland sites and the role of bioturbation: A review
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Special Issue: Site Formation Processes in Regional Perspective: Part I
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 41–51, January 2002
How to Cite
Balek, C. L. (2002), Buried artifacts in stable upland sites and the role of bioturbation: A review. Geoarchaeology, 17: 41–51. doi: 10.1002/gea.10002
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2001
- Manuscript Received: 1 MAR 2000
Burial of artifacts in Holocene soils developed in pre-Holocene sediments on stable uplands is commonly interpreted as resulting from post-depositional accretion of sediment. However, soils are by nature dynamic and burial or displacement of artifacts can and does occur due to “normal” syndepositional and post-depositional biomechanical pedogenic processes. This paper presents a review of the role of bioturbation in artifact burial. © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.