Settling Waterscapes in Europe. The Archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age Pile-Dwellings

Albert Hafner, Ekaterina Dolbunova, Andrey Mazurkevich, Elena Pranckenaite, Martin Hinz (eds.). Settling waterscapes in Europe: The archaeology of Neolithic and Bronze Age pile-dwellings, Heidelberg: Propylaeum, 2020 (OSPA – Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology, vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.11588/propylaeum.714

Abstract English

Pile dwellings have been researched throughout Europe for decades. This has led to the development of different methods and even to different schools of excavation and analysis techniques, influenced by the research traditions in the different countries. This volume provides a current insight into international research on life in and around prehistoric water landscapes. It contains several case studies that demonstrate the importance of scientific analysis for the study of land-water settlement and anthropogenic influence on the landscapes around pile dwellings in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, and presents a new set of data and international perspectives on the settlement of European wetland landscapes.

Abstract German

Pfahlbauten werden seit Jahrzehnten in ganz Europa erforscht. Dies hat zur Entwicklung unterschiedlicher Methoden und sogar zu verschiedenen Schulen von Ausgrabungs- und Analysetechniken geführt, die von den Forschungstraditionen in den einzelnen Ländern beeinflusst sind. Dieser Band gibt einen aktuellen Einblick in die internationale Forschung über Leben in und um prähistorische Wasserlandschaften. Er enthält verschiedene Fallstudien, die die Bedeutung der wissenschaftlichen Analyse für die Untersuchung der Besiedlung zwischen Land und Wasser und des anthropogenen Einflusses auf die Landschaften rund um Pfahlbauten im Neolithikum und in der Bronzezeit aufzeigen, und präsentiert einen neuen Datenbestand und internationale Perspektiven für die Besiedlung europäischer Gewässerlandschaften.

Table of contents

Editorial

Albert Hafner, Martin Hinz, Andrey N. Mazurkevich, Ekaterina V. Dolbunova, Elena Pranckenaite. Introduction: Neolithic and Bronze Age pile dwellings in Europe. An outstanding archaeological resource with a long research tradition and broad perspective

Maili Roio. Archaeological excavations from the past with new interpretations

Andrey N. Mazurkevich, Mikhail V. Sablin, Ekaterina V. Dolbunova, Piotr Kittel, Yolaine Maigrot, Eduard Kazakov. Landscape, seasonality and natural resources use in the 3rd millennium BC by pile-dwelling communities (NW Russia)

Henny Piezonka, Nadezhda Nedomolkina, Vanessa Elberfeld, Karl-Uwe Heußner, Wiebke Kirleis, Sebastian Lorenz, Magdalena Wieckowska-Lüth. Pile dwellers in the Sukhona basin? Wooden structures of the 4th and 3rd millennium cal BC at Veksa, Northern Russia

Maxim Charniauski. The settlements of the Kryvina peat bog region in the context of cultural changes of the 5th – 2nd millennium BC

Goce Naumov. Neolithic wetland and lakeside settlements in the Balkans

Tryfon S. Giagkoulis. On the Edge. The Pile-field of the Neolithic Lakeside Settlement Anarghiri IXb (Amindeon, Western Macedonia, Greece) and the Non-Residential Wooden Structures on the Periphery of the Habitation

Ferran Antolín, Christoph Brombacher, Marlu Kühn, Bigna L. Steiner, Niels Bleicher, Stefanie Jacomet. New look at late Neolithic plant economy from the site of Zürich-Parkhaus Opéra (Switzerland): methods, activity areas and diet

Albert Hafner, Fabian Rey, Marco Hostettler, Julian Laabs, Matthias Bolliger, Christoph Brombacher, John Francuz, Erika Gobet, Simone Häberle, Philippe Rentzel, Marguerita Schäfer, Jörg Schibler, Othmar Wey, Willy Tinner. Archaeological and palaeoecological investigations at Burgäschisee (Swiss Plateau): new interdisciplinary insights in Neolithic settlement, land use and vegetation dynamics

Martin Mainberger, Tilman Baum, Renate Ebersbach, Philipp Gleich, Ralf Hesse, Angelika Kleinmann, Ursula Maier, Josef Merkt, Sebastian Million, Oliver Nelle, Elisabeth Stephan, Helmut Schlichtherle, Richard Vogt, Lucia Wick. New perspectives on archaeological landscapes in the south-western German alpine foreland — first results of the BeLaVi Westallgäu project

Kerstin Kowarik, Julia Klammer, Helena Seidl da Fonseca, Jakob Maurer, Timothy Taylor. From lakeshore to hilltop Investigating Copper Age landuse in the Attersee-Mondsee region

Léa Drieu, Sigrid Mirabaud, Mélanie Roffet-Salque, Thierry Blasco, Pierre Pétrequin, Anne-Marie Pétrequin, Richard P. Evershed, Martine Regert Defining pottery use and exploitation of natural products at Clairvaux XIV during the Middle Neolithic

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DOI 10.11588/propylaeum.714

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