Investigating Wood Acquisition Strategies from Archaeological Charcoal: Implications for the Bronze Age Site of Pecica Şanţul Mare
Author(s): Elspeth Geiger
The Bronze Age site Pecica Şanţul Mare is an important fortified tell settlement in Arad County, Romania. Situated along the river Mureş, Pecica lies within a unique resource zone between the ore rich region of the Western Carpathian Mountains and Carpathian Basin. While metal production and regional connectivity are associated with the site, it is poorly known how wood fuel for metal work was acquired. Archaeological charcoal remains are often used to reconstruct local woodland compositions of the past. Given the role of wood fuel as a potential limiting factor in metalworking, analysis of archaeological charcoal sheds light on the usefulness, abundance, and procurement of wood for fuel. Through analyzing archaeological charcoal, evidence of fuel management and acquisition strategies can be used to improve our understanding of the regional connectivity of metalworking.
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Investigating Wood Acquisition Strategies from Archaeological Charcoal: Implications for the Bronze Age Site of Pecica Şanţul Mare. Elspeth Geiger. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397191)
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