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Jahns, Susanne (2005): Pollen record and dating of a sediment profile from Ahlequellmoor in Germany. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Jahns, S (2005): The later Holocene history of vegetation, land-use and settlements around the Ahlequellmoor in the Solling area, Germany. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany,

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A pollen diagram from the Ahlequellmoor in the Solling area shows the history of vegetation and settlement over the last 7,800 years. In the early Atlantic period mixed deciduous forest with mainly Tilia together with Ulmus and Quercus grew in the area. In the late Atlantic period Quercus became most abundant. Fagus spread in the Sub-boreal period at about 2700 B.C. Since ca. 900 B.C. the Solling was covered by beech forests with some oak. In prehistoric times woodland grazing is indicated. Only in Medieval times are two settlements in the vicinity of the Ahlequellmoor reflected in the pollen diagram. The earlier one is dated to about A.D. 750–1020, and may be connected with the former Monastery of Hethis, which is thought to have existed close to the fen from A.D. 815 to 822. The second Medieval settlement dates to the 11th–12th century. The large-scale woodland destruction of late Medieval and modern times is not clearly visible. The silvicultural measures of the last 200 years are reflected by increasing values of spruce and grassland taxa.
Latitude: 51.730550 * Longitude: 9.509440
Date/Time Start: 1999-09-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1999-09-01T00:00:00
AHLEQUEL (Ahlequellmoor) * Latitude: 51.730550 * Longitude: 9.509440 * Date/Time: 1999-09-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: 300.0 m * Location: Germany * Method/Device: Core (CORE)
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  1. Jahns, S (2005): AMS Radiocarbon dates of a profile from Ahlequellmoor in Germany.
  2. Jahns, S (2005): Palynology of a profile from Ahlequellmoor in Germany.