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The School of Life Sciences Outreach Team and Warwick Crop Centre will be at the Kenilworth Show on Saturday 4 June 2016
We will demonstrate how the biological diversity of soil can be seen – we’ll look at soil from the bucket to the microscope. From the way plants grow to the organisms they interact with.
Using rhizotrons, we’ll investigate the way crops grow in the soil. We’ll have posters, videos and demonstrations . Through microscopes we will also visualize different microorganisms, from single celled protozoans to bacteria and fungi – the good and the bad.
So come along and get very carefully muddy – play some seed games, use our microscopes and see our roots and the importance of the soil under your feet.
Agricultural change in Copper Age Croatia (ca. 4500–2500 cal B.C)?
The Copper Age in the Carpathian Basin is marked by a distinct change in settlement patterns, material culture, social traditions and subsistence practices; however, few studies address the nature of crop cultivation in the region. This paper examines new archaeobotanical data from 13 Copper Age (ca. 4500–2500 cal BC) sites located in continental Croatia, in order to assess the extent to which crop agriculture may have changed and contributed to overall subsistence economies in the Copper Age.