A Middle Neolithic well from Northern Germany: a precise source to reconstruct water supply management, subsistence economy, and deposition practices

Brozio, Jan Piet, Doerfler, Walter, Feeser, Ingo, Kirleis, Wiebke, Klooss, Stefanie and Müller, Johannes (2014) A Middle Neolithic well from Northern Germany: a precise source to reconstruct water supply management, subsistence economy, and deposition practices Journal of Archaeological Science, 51 . pp. 135-153.

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Abstract

Wells constitute a seldom, but important archive particularly as a source for reconstructing prehistoric economy. For the newly discovered Middle Neolithic well of the Funnel Beaker North Group at the domestic site of Oldenburg-Dannau LA77 (North Germany), a deposition of settlement refuse in a former well was documented. Due to depositional processes, the remains provided a detailed palaeo-ecological and archaeological archive for a short time-span around 3050 cal BC. The integration of wells in Middle Neolithic water management strategies, the high value of cereal production including cereal threshing in the settlement and the documentation of a large number of querns as well as the early management of "fruit gardens" were reconstructed. Subsequently, the probabilities of profane versus ritual social praxis associated with the depositional process were discussed. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 3 0 3
Research affiliation: Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
ISSN: 0305-4403
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:02
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 12:02
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/27222

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