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Urban environmental archaeology in Brussels (Belgium): perspectives at the onset of the 21st century

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Over the last decades a specific research protocol aiming at optimizing the integration of environmental archaeology within the urban archaeological practice has been developed in Brussels. Its systematic application has enriched our knowledge on many aspects of urban development. Current research addresses three main topics: urban Dark Earth and the origins of Brussels, the evolution of the regional landscape and urban economy and personal life. Future research will further explore these themes, but also other themes such as the study of microlaminated house floors and the georeferencing of the environmental dataset open new perspectives in research in Brussels urban archaeology.
Journal: Post Classical Archaeologies
ISSN: 2039-7895
Volume: 8
Pages: 73-89
Publication year:2018
Keywords:Belgium, Early Middle Ages, Dark Earth, geoarchaeology