Five Coleoptera faunas recovered from modern non-cereal roofing thatches (potato stem, bracken, water reed, heather and gorse) were analysed to determine whether phytophage taxa contained in the thatch would correspond to the material used. The absence of matching phytophage species suggests that these insects would have limited potential to allow the identification of these types of roofing material in the archaeological record.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|
- ROOFING THATCH MATERIALS
- MODERN PARALLELS
- PALAEOENTOMOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION