РЕКОНСТРУКЦИЯ ПАЛЕОЛАНДШАФТОВ СРЕДНИХ ВЕКОВ НА ОСНОВЕ ИЗУЧЕНИЯ ПОГРЕБЕННЫХ ПОЧВ ГОЧЕВСКОГО АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКОГО КОМПЛЕКСА (КУРСКАЯ ОБЛАСТЬ)
Due to isolation from the external environment, the soils buried under the mounds of burial complexes are valuable natural archives that provide information on the past environments. The paper deal with soils buried under mounds in the Middle Ages with a short time interval - 25-50 years. The research included the detailed field morphological description of the buried soils, particle size analysis and the study of elemental composition, iron fraction, some other chemical parameters and spores, pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs. Surface soil in the immediate vicinities of the mounds was studied for comparison. The data obtained allowed the forest-steppe landscape dynamics in the 11th century. Medieval warming and subsequent humidification of the climate over a short period could significantly impact natural conditions and the migration of the population of the steppes of Eurasia.