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Volume 15
S. Diers
Mensch-Umweltbeziehungen zwischen 4000 und 2200 cal BC. Vegetationsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen an 
Mooren und trichterbecherzeitlichen Fundplätzen der Altmark.
ISBN 978-3-7749-4130-4

Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters / Suppl. 26

Das Schleswiger Hafenviertel im Hochmittelalter. Entstehung - Entwicklung – Topographie
Felix Rösch

Bonn : Habelt, 2018
ISBN: 978-3-7749-4136-6







Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters

ZeitschriftThe "Journal of Archeology of the Middle Ages" was fonded in 1973 in private initiative.

Volume 1 (1973) - Volume 44 (2016)
edited by: U. Müller, S. Brather und H. Steuer

published by Habelt, Bonn

Contributions of the individual volumes see Habelt-Verlag

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Frühe Monumentalität und Soziale Differenzierung Bd.14

Kommunikationsstrukturen mittelneolithischer Gesellschaften im nordmitteleuropäischen Tiefland

More than 100 years of research and publication on megalithic tombs in north-central Europe have resulted in a comprehensive material base, presented in a single report and typological study, which has been standardized in the presented dissertation: 22900 artifacts from 1582 sites, including 4357 ceramic vessels.
The author succeeds in proposing regional typochronological structures and in postulating spatial trends for northern Germany. Funnel-pottery grave ceramics are analyzed by means of statistical analysis for questions on the interaction and communication of local and regional groups. From this the author develops a model that shows a typological trend from west to the north and northeast.

Bonn, Habelt 2018
ISBN 978-3-7749-4065-9

Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie Bd. 312 (Human Development in Landscapes 12)

Environmental history and development of the human landscape in a northeastern Italian lowland during the Bronze Age: a multidisciplinary case-study
Marta Dal Corso

Natural resources such as wood for timber, land for cultivation and pastures, and water for irrigation and transport had primary importance in the economy of the first sedentary agricultural societies. To trace changes in such key resources can help in the identification (or exclusion) of triggers for cultural and social development. What happens when human impact forces the limits of renewability? Were prehistoric societies flexible enough to react to unexpected environmental stress? This volume provides new data for understanding the environmental conditions in northeastern Italy at the time of the collapse of the Terramare Culture during the Recent and the Final Bronze Age (14th –11th century BC). This culture occupied the floodplain with a dense settlement system and developed a rich network of contacts. To investigate the dynamics behind its abrupt abandonment, an interdisciplinary research project was developed, which investigated one of the rare areas of resilience corresponding with the archaeological site of Fondo Paviani (Legnago, Verona). The study of plant micro-remains (pollen, NPPs, phytoliths) from sedimentary archives enable the reconstruction of the vegetation history and plant use around the site. Among the highlights of this research, the spread of cultivated land, woodland loss, and a temporary period of drought correspond to external causes enhancing the crisis. Together with demographic pressure, those factors contributed to the general collapse of the system, except at Fondo Paviani, where cultural factors, such as the emergence of social complexity, most likely helped the society to cope with environmental limits. To get a broader view on the vegetation history of the region, in addition a sediment core in the lake basin of Castellaro Lagusello (Monzambano, Mantova) has been investigated for pollen and NPPs. This record depicts the vegetation of the alpine foothills south of Garda Lake and offers insight into woodland composition and changes in the Mid- and Late Holocene.

Bonn, Habelt 2018
- eBook available -
ISBN 978-3-7749-4151-9


Offa-Zeitschrift 71/72


Wachholz 2018
ISBN 9783529012655 / ISSN 0078-3714

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Frühe Monumentalität und Soziale Differenzierung Bd.16

Keramik aus Megalithgräbern in Nordwestdeutschland. Interaktionen und Netzwerke der Trichterbecherwestgruppe
Julia Menne

The grave goods of Neolithic megalithic tombs in northwestern Germany are subject to constant change. Through the new research on megalithic burials in the distribution area of the Funnel Beaker Western Group the author reveals a close-knit cultural network. Selected grave pottery will be examined in addition to a descriptive analysis with current scientific methods in terms of their material science aspects. For the first time, the identifiable innovation transfer between the builders of the megalithic graves will be covered in detail. A clear contrast of identities emerges within Neolithic society, reflected in processes of adaptation and normalization within territorial and natural boundaries. Here the Emsland, with its numerous graves, plays a significant role as an intermediary within the Funnel Beaker Western Group.

Bonn, Habelt 2018
ISBN 978-3-7749-3910-3