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The End of the Lake-Dwellings in the Circum-Alpine Region

edited by Francesco Menotti
Format
Book
Published
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015.
Language
English
ISBN
9781782978602, 1782978607, 9781782978619
Summary
"After more than 3500 years of occupation in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, the many lake-dwellings around the Circum-Alpine region 'suddenly' came to an end. Throughout that period alternating phases of occupation and abandonment illustrate how resilient lacustrine populations were against change: cultural/environmental factors might have forced them to relocate temporarily, but they always returned to the lakes. So why were the lake-dwellings finally abandoned and what exactly happened towards the end of the Late Bronze Age that made the lake-dwellers change their way of life so drastically? The new research presented here draws upon the results of a four-year-long project dedicated to shedding light on this intriguing conundrum"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • The lake-dwelling phenomenon : myth, reality and ... archaeology / Francesco Menotti
  • Bronze Age lacustrine settlements in the Circum-Alpine region : chronology, architectural styles, occupational patterns, and much more / Joachim Köninger
  • Dendrochronology and Bronze Age pile-dwellings on both sides of the Alps : from chronology to dendrotypology, highlighting settlement developments and structural woodland changes / Andre Billamboz and Nicoletta Martinelli
  • Climatic variations in the Circum-Alpine area during the period 4500-2500 cal BP, as reflected by palaeohydrological changes / Michel Magny
  • Micromorphological studies of wetland site formation processes : additional help for a better understanding of the lake-dwellings' final disappearance / Philipp Wiemann and Philippe Rentzel
  • Vegetation history and plant economy in the Circum-Alpine region Bronze Age and early Iron Age environments : stability or major changes? / Marlu Kühn and Annekäthi Heitz-Weniger
  • Animal husbandry and hunting activities in the late Bronze Age Circum-Alpine region / Barbara Stopp
  • Bronze Age trade and exchange through the Alps : influencing cultural variability? / Benjamin Jennings
  • The 3500-year-long lake-dwelling tradition comes to an end : what is to blame? / Francesco Menotti.
Description
x, 250 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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