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dc.contributor.authorJennings, Benjamin R.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07T12:21:15Z
dc.date.available2016-10-07T12:21:15Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationJennings BR (2015) Bronze Age trade and exchange through the Alps: inflluencing cultural variability?. In: Menotti, Francesco (Ed.) The End of The Lake-Dwellings in the Circum-Alpine Region. Oxford: Oxbow Books: 211-235.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9548
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractAfter 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.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSwiss National Science Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/the-end-of-the-lake-dwellings-in-the-circum-alpine-region.htmlen_US
dc.rights(c) 2015 Oxbow Books. Full-text reproduced with permission from the publisher.en
dc.subjectBronze Age; Alpine region; Cultural change; Object biographies; Lake-dwellingsen_US
dc.titleBronze Age trade and exchange through the Alps: inflluencing cultural variability?en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T14:36:55Z


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