Experimentální pálení vápna na základě archeologických dokladů z doby římské

Author(s): Richard Thér; David Maršálek

Year: 2011


Experimental lime burning based on archaeological finds dated to the Roman Empire period

Remains of pyrotechnical structures are frequent features in peripheries of excavated settlements dated to the Roman Period in Central Europe.

Typical characteristics of these features are an absence of macroscopically observed diagnostic residue of applied technology and a low overall number of artifacts in feature deposits. Therefore the interpretation of these features is not straightforward. The aim of this article is an interpretation of construction techniques, form and function of the devices based on field experiments. The analysis showed that a lime production using sophisticated two-spaced technique could have been a common component of settlement economy in the Roman Period.

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Experimentální pálení vápna na základě archeologických dokladů z doby římské. Richard Thér, David Maršálek. Živá Archeologie, (Re)konstrukce a experiment v archeologii. 12/2011: 72-75. 2011 ( tDAR id: 423804)

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Fire Lime

Geographic Keywords
Czech Republic

Temporal Keywords
Roman Era

Spatial Coverage

min long: 12.094; min lat: 48.581 ; max long: 18.851; max lat: 51.052 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager

Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 11064


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