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Archaeological Forum: West-Frisia in the Bronze Age

Thursday 2 March 2017
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

Subsistence economy and the surrounding landscape

The wet, treeless landscape of West-Frisia was densely populated in the Bronze Age (2000-800 BC). What was the attraction of this area that people braved the elements to stay here at all costs? Or does our image of the past need to be adjusted and was West Frisia a great place to live? A new approach for investigating the subsistence economy and the surrounding landscape is presented that shows that farming is more than the sum of its parts.

The lecture is followed by drinks.

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