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Inhaltsangabe: 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. Placing a particular emphasis upon the Bronze Age, a multidisciplinary team of researchers has studied the lake-dwelling phenomenon inside out, leaving no stones unturned, enabling identification of all possible interactive socio-economic and environmental factors that can be subsequently tested against each other to prove (or disprove) their validity. By re-fitting the various pieces of the jigsaw a plausible, but also rather unexpected, picture emerges.
Über den Autor: Francesco Menotti is professor of archaeology at IPAS, Basel University. His main research interests are wetland archaeology, prehistoric lake-dwellings of the Circum-Alpine region, trade and exchange in prehistoric Europe, and the Tripolye culture in Ukraine, with special emphasis placed upon the so-called giant-settlements or mega-sites.
Buchbeschreibung Oxbow Books Jun 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 172x261x23 mm. Neuware - A comprehensive analysis of socio-economic and environmental factors behind the abandonment of 3500 years of prehistoric occupation of lake-dwellings in the Circum-Alpine region. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781782978602