Sacrificial landscapesCultural Biographies of Persons, Objects and 'Natural' Places in the Bronze Age of the Southern Netherlands, C. 2300-600 Bc

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David R. Fontijn

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One of the most puzzling phenomena of the European Bronze Age, is that many communities buried or otherwise hid large numbers of valuable bronze objects, but never returned to retrieve them. This book focuses on the metal finds of one small European region, the southern Netherlands and the adjacent part of North Belgium. Fontijn considers the question of why so many elaborate bronze objects have been found in watery locations in this landscape, such as rivers, streams, and marshes, while so few have been found in the controlled excavations of local settlements and cemeteries. He looks at the evidence for the selective deposition of metal objects, and discusses the "cultural biographies" of weapons, ornaments or dress fittings, and axes respectively. He considers how different depositional contexts might be related to the construction of various forms of social identity, such as male or female, or of belonging to local or non-local communities. He also looks at the way the land itself may have been defined and structured by the act of object deposition.

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Auteur
David R. Fontijn
Uitgever
David Brown Book Co
Taal
Nederlands
ISBN
9789073368194
Productsoort
Boek
Uitvoering
Paperback
Reeksnaam
Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Categorie
BoekenNederlandse boekenStudieboekenEncyclopedieën & NaslagwerkenEncyclopedieën & Naslagwerken
Leeftijd
Volwassenen
Verschijningsdatum
1/1/2002
Aantal pagina's
392
Formaat
265 x 210 x 25 mm
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