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Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sam Turner,
Dr Gunder Varinlioglu,
Dr Volkan Demirciler,
Dr Mark Jackson,
Dr Francesco Carrer,
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Cambridge University Press , 2021.
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The history of agricultural terraces remains poorly understood, largely due to problems in dating their construction and use. This has hampered broader research on their significance, limiting knowledge of past agricultural practices and the long-term investment choices made by rural communities. OSL-PD has been applied to the sediments associated with agricultural terraces and earthworks in the Mediterranean region to date construction and use. Results from five widely-dispersed areas in Spain, Greece and Turkey reveal that although many terraces were used in the first millennium AD, the most intensive episodes of terrace building occurred during the later Middle Ages (c. AD 1100-1600).
Author(s): Turner S, Kinnaird T, Varinlioglu G, Serifoglu TE, Koparal E, Demirciler V, Athanasoulis D, Odegard K, Crow J, Jackson M, Bolos J, Sanchez-Pardo JC, Carrer F, Turner A, Sanderson D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Online publication date: 22/04/2021
Acceptance date: 18/08/2020
Date deposited: 05/08/2020
ISSN (print): 0003-598X
ISSN (electronic): 1745-1744
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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