Cloth $54.00 ISBN: 9789053562789 Published March 2004 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Land and Ancestors

Cultural Dynamics in the Urnfield Period of the Middle Ages in the Southern Netherlands

Edited by F. Theuws and N. Roymans

Land and Ancestors
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Edited by F. Theuws and N. Roymans

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

399 pages | 8-3/4 x 12 | © 1999
Cloth $54.00 ISBN: 9789053562789 Published March 2004 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This volume includes an interdisciplinary research programme involving archaeological, anthropological and historical perspectives on different dimensions of the landscape. Although directed towards a specific region, the intensity of the archaeological fieldwork and the large scale of the excavations allow for interpretations that are important for the Northwest European Plain as a whole. Contributions include the publication of primary data of excavations published for the first time and analysis on a more abstract level. The studies include among others: Urnfield symbolism, ancestors and the land in the Lower Rhine Region (Roymans/Kortlang); Urnfield and settlement traces from the Iron Age at Mierlo-Hout (Tol); The archaeology and history of the curia of the abbey of St. Truiden at Hulsel (Theuws); Gift exchange, eternity and landed property. The foundation and endowment of the Premonstratensian priory at Postel (Bijsterveld).

Contents
Preface
 
Long term perspectives on man and landscape in the Meuse-Demer-Scheldt region.  An introduction, Nico Roymans/Frans Theuws
 
Urnfield symbolism, ancestors and the land in the Lower Rhine Region, Nico Roymans/Fokko Kortlang
 
The Early Iron Age urnfield of Beegden, Nico Roymans (with a contribution by Menno Hoogland)
 
Urnfield and settlement traces from teh Iron Age at Mierlo-Hut, Adri Tol
 
The Iron Age urnfield and settlement from Someren -- 'Waterdael', Fokko Kortlang
 
Late Iron Age human skeletal remains from the river Meuse at Kessel: a river cult place? Muuk ter Schegget
 
The archaeology and history of the curia of the abbey of Saint Trond at Hulsel (province of North Brabant) (c. AD 700-1300)
 
Gift exchange, landed property and eternity.  The foundation and endowment of the Premonstratensian priory of Postel (1128.1138-1179), Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld
 
Local communities in their landscape in the rent district of Eersel/Bergeyk (14th-16th centuries) Daniel Vangheluwe
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