Case Studies:Case study 15
 Lithics scatter site at Boncyn Ddol, Gwynedd, Wales – a spatial topsoil survey of phosphate and magnetic susceptibility
Dr. John Crowther, Director of Archaeological Services at the University of Wales, Lampeter
Phosphate and magnetic susceptibility analysis at Boncyn Ddol, a late Mesolithic to late Neolithic site, revealed areas of domestic occupation and midden dumps. The highest phosphate-P concentrations were recorded in an area of control samples to the east of the ‘site’ suggesting the site is larger than originally demarcated. The results provide independent anthropogenic indicators that need to be taken into account in the interpretation of the site.
Keywords: Phosphate analysis, magnetic susceptibility, Mesolithic, Neolithic, domestic, midden
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This case study is from the University of Wales Lampeter Archaeological Services website http://www.lamp.ac.uk/uwlas/soil_sediment.html#boncyn