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Title The end of the lake-dwellings in the Circum-Alpine region / edited by Francesco Menotti
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2015
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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
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
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Subject Bronze age -- Alps Region.
Human ecology -- Alps Region -- History.
Human settlements -- Alps Region -- History.
Iron age -- Alps Region.
Lake-dwellers and lake-dwellings -- Alps Region -- History.
Social change -- Alps Region -- History.
Alps Region -- Antiquities.
Alps Region -- Environmental conditions.
Alps Region -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Menotti, Francesco, editor
LC no. 2015017981
ISBN 1782978607
1782978631 (electronic bk.)
9781782978633 (electronic bk.)