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Wild West Frisia

The Role of Domestic and Wild Resource Exploitation in Bronze Age Subsistence

Distributed for Leiden University Press

Wild West Frisia

The Role of Domestic and Wild Resource Exploitation in Bronze Age Subsistence

Wild West Frisia reconstructs the daily lives of Bronze Age farmers and analyzes the separate components comprising Bronze Age subsistence (i.e. crop and animal husbandry, hunting and gathering) rather innovatively. Instead of summarizing the known data for each subsistence strategy and drawing conclusions solely based on these observations, this study first determines what may have been present yet perhaps is no longer visible. In doing so, the author learns that the exploitation of wild resources was perhaps just as important as crop domestication for those living in the Bronze Age.
 

478 pages | 120 color plates, 60 halftones | 8 x 10 1/2

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Reconstruction of the landscape
                2.1 Introduction
                2.2 Methods
                2.3 Archaeobotanical results
                2.4 Archaeozoological results
                2.5 Landscape reconstruction
Chapter 3: Reconstruction of subsistence
                3.1 Subsistence economy
                3.2 Food procurement
                3.3 Farming in the Bronze Age
                3.4 Research questions and main components
Chapter 4: Hunting
                4.1 Introduction
                4.2 Methods
                4.3 Creating an expectation of hunting practices
                4.4 West Frisian data analysis
                4.5 Reconstruction of hunting
Chapter 5: Animal husbandry
                5.1 Introduction
                5.2 Methods
                5.3 Creating an expectation of animal husbandry practices
                5.4 West Frisian data analysis
                5.5 Reconstruction of animal husbandry
Chapter 6: Crop husbandry
                6.1 Introduction
                6.2 Methods
                6.3 Creating an expectation of crop husbandry practices
                6.4 West Frisian data analysis
                6.5 Reconstruction of Crop usbandry
Chapter 7: Wild Plant Gathering
                7.1 Introduction
                7.2 Methods
                7.3 Creating an Expectation of Wild Plant Gathering
                7.4 West Frisian Data Analysis
                7.5 Reconstruction of Wild Plant Gathering
Chapter 8: Bronze Age Farming in West Frisia
                8.1 Introduction
                8.2 Reconstruction of the Landscape
                8.3 Reconstruction of Subsistence
                8.4 Reconstruction of Activities Related to Subsistence
                8.5 Subsistence in Focus: Bovenkarspel Het Valkje
                8.6 Summary
                8.7 Contribution of the Different Subsistence Strategies in Bronze Age Farming in West Frisia
                8.8 Can West Frisia be Considered a Good Case Study for Bronze Age Coastal Communities in North-Western Europe?
Chapter 9: The Dutch and European Context
                9.1 Introduction
                9.2 The Researched Areas: the Netherlands
                9.3 Comparison of Dutch Sites with West Frisia
                9.4 The Researched Areas: Europe
                9.5 Comparison between European, Dutch, and West Frisian Sites
Chapter 10: Evaluation of Approach and Results
                10.1 New Model for Bronze Age Farming in West Frisia
                10.2 Is West Frisia Special?
                10.3 Bronze Age Farming in North-Eastern European Coastal Communities
                10.4 Conclusion and Further Applicability
Chapter 11: Valorisation and Recommendations for Future Research
                11.1 Valorisation
                11.2 Recommendations for Future Research
 

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