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Hauskolloquium Hemmenhofen: Bronze Age foodways in northern Italy: a botanical viewpoint on human and animal dietary habits

- 07.03.24

10:30-12:00 Uhr

Referent: Marta Dal Corso, Department of Geosciences, University of Padua


New data from palynological and phytolith investigations of archaeological stratigrahic contexts from northern Italy will be presented. These data, compared to that of botanical macro-remains and charcoal, aim to shed light on aspects of (1) Bronze Age human and animal diets and of (2) vegetation uses and changes during the 3rd millennium BCE. The main stratigraphic record consists of in situ finely stratified and dung-rich deposits from byre-houses identified geoarchaeologically and through soil micro-morphology at the MBA site of Oppeano (Verona). Comparison with other on-site geochemical, isotopic and zooarchaeological records at Oppeano and in nearby sites will allow to trace a broader picture about Bronze Age subsistence strategies, especially in relation to pastures and animal foddering practices. In addition, information from off-site botanical records will provide a diachronic perspective to environmental developments in the last two millennia BCE.

The presentation takes place in English.

Der Vortrag wird auf englisch gehalten.


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