Cultural landscapes in the lower Danube area. Experimenting tell settlements

Author(s): Dragoş Gheorghiu

Year: 2008


In archaeological research Chalcolithic tells are generally approached as distinct, decontextualized, architectural objects, separated from the other cultural traits which form a whole dwelling complex. A goal of the present paper is to present tells as part of a larger dwelling strategy, under the form of a cultural landscape structured by numerous rites of passage and modelled with fire. The experimental and experiential approaches to understanding the process of construction and of intentional firing, as well as the importance of firescapes in the construction of collective memory are discussed.

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Cultural landscapes in the lower Danube area. Experimenting tell settlements. Dragoş Gheorghiu. Documenta Praehistorica. 35: 167-178. 2008 ( tDAR id: 422261)

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construction of building

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
Bronze Age Chalcolithic Neolithic

Spatial Coverage

min long: 20.261; min lat: 43.644 ; max long: 29.664; max lat: 48.257 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 8774


Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.