Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Afterlife of Early Neolithic houses in the Polish lowlands


Reconstruction of Neolithic house in use

Joanna Pyzel, 'Afterlife of Early Neolithic houses in the Polish lowlands',  Past Horizons. March 23, 2013.Some interesting conclusions about some LBK houses found in motorway excavations in Kuyavia:

 Some people may have chosen to build within the older LBK houses to [...]  legitimise their ancient origin (and privileges that must be associated with this). There can be no doubt that the past, even a remote one, played an important role in the Brześć Kujawski societies. Leaving aside the question of this relationship to LBK ancestors representing a genuine continuity or an invented tradition, these commemoration practices demonstrate to us how long these abandoned buildings of first farmers could have been visible in the otherwise unchanged landscape of prehistoric Europe and what this must have meant to those that came after.

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