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Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europe : 150 Years of Lake-Dwelling Research - Francesco Menotti

Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europe

150 Years of Lake-Dwelling Research

By: Francesco Menotti (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415317191
Number Of Pages: 304

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The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology.
This definitive volume provides an overview of the development of lake village studies, explores the impact of a range of scientific techniques on the settlements and considers how the public can relate to this evocative and exciting branch of archaeology. It explains how the multidisciplinary research context has significantly improved our knowledge of prehistoric wetland communities, from an environmental as well as a cultural perspective.

Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Lake-Dwelling Studies in Switzerland Since 'Meilen 1854'p. 9
Lake-Dwellings in South-Western Germanyp. 22
Lake-Dwelling Research in Francep. 36
Prehistoric Lacustrine Villages on the Austrian Lakesp. 50
Past and Present Lake-Dwelling Studies in Sloveniap. 69
50 Years of Lake-Dwelling Research in Northern Italyp. 83
The Development of Wetland Archaeology in Britainp. 98
Dendrochronology in Lake-Dwelling Researchp. 117
The Contribution of Palaeoclimatology to the Lake-Dwellingsp. 132
Bones as a Key for Reconstructing the Environment, Nutrition and Economy of the Lake-Dwelling Societiesp. 144
Archaeobotanyp. 162
Underwater Archaeologyp. 178
Wetland Archaeology and Computersp. 194
New Perspectives in Lake-Settlement Researchp. 205
Displacement, Readaptation and Cultural Continuityp. 207
Lake-Dwelling Museumsp. 221
Experimental and Applied Archaeology in Lake-Dwelling Researchp. 237
Crossing the Boundariesp. 251
Conclusionsp. 265
The Importance of Lake-Dwellings in European Prehistoryp. 267
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780415317191
ISBN-10: 0415317193
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 19th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.31  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1