By Harry Fokkens, Stijn Arnoldussen
The Low nations round the deltas of the rivers Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt have a protracted culture in huge scale archaeological examine. This publication brings jointly study from 13 of the biggest Bronze Age settlements defined via their unique excavators. those contributions are preceded via introductory chapters writen by means of the editors, supplying an entire evaluation of the nation of Dutch Bronze Age cost learn, the main websites and the explanatory versions present inside it. criteria were constructed for the research of Bronze Age residence plans and cost websites and new versions for the analyzing of the settled panorama. the wealthy facts of the Low international locations additionally contain burial parts and deposition areas. The findings provided could be visible to mirror the placement over a wide zone of lands bordering the North Sea.
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It is quite clear that the potential of, and for, settlement research in the Low Countries is high. This is especially so when large-scale research enables us to combine the data of settlement research, burial analysis and deposition studies in comprehensive archaeologies of the cultural landscape. More and more people realize that this kind of analysis of cultural landscapes is more rewarding that an approach that focuses only on single sites. Prospection methods, using landscape oriented methods like survey trenches are being adopted to accommodate this new research focus.
Second, syntheses are lacking. Third the data is–even if published in full reports–inaccessible to an international scientific public. To tackle a number of these problems a Leiden based team under direction of the first author started a research program in 2001 with the title ‘Living in a dynamic (cultural) landscape: The Bronze Age in the Dutch central river area’. This research programme aims to investigate and synthesise the available data on the Bronze Age cultural landscape in the delta of the rivers Rhine and the Meuse in the Low Countries.
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