Cultivated plants and weeds in fields of the Penza Volga region in the middle ages

Cultivated plants and weeds in fields of the Penza Volga region in the middle ages ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2006, Vol. 37, No. 6, pp. 437–439. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © A.V. Tuganaev, V.V. Tuganaev, 2006, published in Ekologiya, 2006, No. 6, pp. 475–477. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Cultivated Plants and Weeds in Fields of the Penza Volga Region in the Middle Ages A. V. Tuganaev and V. V. Tuganaev Udmurt State University, ul. Universitetskaya 1, Izhevsk, 426034 Russia e-mail: Received August 2, 2004 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413606060129 Key words: paleoethnobotany, agroecosystems, cultivated plants, weeds, polydominant agrocenoses, weedi- ness. The settlement Zolotarevskoe Gorodishche is an lected for botanical analysis and soil samples for agro- archaeological landmark of the early 13th century chemical analysis were taken. located in the Penza Volga region. Its history is con- Fruit and seed morphology was studied under an nected with the fire that occurred during the Tatar–Mon- MBS-9 binocular microscope. To determine plant spe- gol conquest in 1236. Archaeologist Dr. G.N. Belory- cies by fruits and seeds, we used handbooks by bkin, who conducted excavations at this site, uncovered Len’kov (1932), Dobrokhotov (1961), Maisuryan and a layer containing plant fruits and seeds mixed with Atabekova (1978), and Kats et al. (1965); monographs soil. As such rare Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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