Environmental archaeology at MAL, research and methodological development
The Environmental Archaeology Lab. (MAL) has analysed over 40 000 soil samples geochemically, in addition, a vast amount of plant macrofossil and pollen analyses have been performed by the Lab. The work has provided new insights into the prehistoric cultural and natural environment and the human-environment interactions throughout prehistory. The laboratory has been operating as a National Resource since 1993, and has built up a solid foundation for the scientific study of environmental archaeology. Methodological development, GIS-applications, construction of a database are some of the current and most important issues for the lab.