By Harry Fokkens, Stijn Arnoldussen
The Low international locations round the deltas of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt have a protracted culture in huge scale archaeological learn. This booklet brings jointly learn from 13 of the biggest Bronze Age settlements defined through their unique excavators. those contributions are preceded through introductory chapters writen by means of the editors, offering an entire assessment of the kingdom of Dutch Bronze Age cost study, the main websites and the explanatory types present inside of it. criteria were constructed for the research of Bronze Age residence plans and cost websites and new versions for the studying of the settled panorama. the wealthy facts of the Low nations additionally contain burial components and deposition areas. The findings awarded should be visible to mirror the placement over a wide region of lands bordering the North Sea.
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In the first place that happens because the innovation becomes fashion, in the second because the innovation can be so encompassing that without adoption communication with the main stream becomes almost impossible. This, for instance, is the case with technological innovations like the introduction of the telephone and later the Internet (Rogers 2003, 343). If we apply these principles to the introduction of the three-aisled longhouse of the Middle Bronze Age, we might argue that the period between 1800–1500 BC represents a long introduction phase (Fig.
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4 Large scale excavations at Oss-Mikkeldonk (A: area Mikkeldonk; B: area Suikerkamp) surveying an area of c. 18 ha. Indicated are Bronze Age house plans (a), granaries (b), wells (c), fences (d) (after Fokkens 2005b, fig. 22) Fig. 5 m wide, in the ne and the s 5 m wide, show dense distributions of features (1), probable structures (2) of the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, and a ditch system of the Roman period Presently it has become clear that the classical byre-house type of the north as advanced by Butler (1969), is indeed in its specific form restricted to the Nordic World (cf.