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Theorizing the Biographies of Wetland Settlement Utilizing Insights from Micromorphological Analysis

Jennings, Benjamin and Wiemann, Philipp. (2013) Theorizing the Biographies of Wetland Settlement Utilizing Insights from Micromorphological Analysis. Journal of wetland archaeology, Vol. 13. pp. 59-70.

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Abstract

The biographical approach has become a well-recognized and adopted method to theorize the establishment and development of settlements in accord with their human occupation. Recent proposals for such a biographical model for the lake-dwellings of the northern Alpine region have been largely based upon theoretical and hypothetical considerations. Lake-dwelling sites in the Alpine region generally have excellent levels of organic preservation, particularly for artefacts and building foundations, but with poor representation of building superstructures. They do however have high potential for archaeology micromorphological soil analysis, with sediment deposits providing indications of both human activity and environmental conditions within the settlement. Using specific examples from Switzerland, this paper intends to highlight some of the contributions that micromorphology can provide to the consideration of settlement biographies. The biographical approach has become a well-recognized and adoptedmethod to theorize the establishment and development of settlements inaccord with their human occupation. Recent proposals for such abiographical model for the lake-dwellings of the northern Alpine regionhave been largely based upon theoretical and hypothetical considerations.Lake-dwelling sites in the Alpine region generally have excellent levels oforganic preservation, particularly for artefacts and building foundations, butwith poor representation of building superstructures. They do however havehigh potential for archaeology micromorphological soil analysis, withsediment deposits providing indications of both human activity andenvironmental conditions within the settlement. Using specific examplesfrom Switzerland, this paper intends to highlight some of the contributionsthat micromorphology can provide to the consideration of settlementbiographies. Mikromorphologie - Seeufersiedlung
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Umweltwissenschaften > Wetland Archaeology (Menotti)
UniBasel Contributors:Jennings, Benjamin R and Wiemann, Philipp
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Oxbow
ISSN:1473-2971
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:06 Feb 2015 09:59
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 15:46

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