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Wetland Farming in the area to the south of the Meuse estuary during the Iron age and Roman period

An environmental and palaeo-economic reconstruction.

Otto Brinkkemper
01 January 1991
Sidestone Press

This volume presents a reconstruction of the habitation and rural economy in an area south of the Meuse estuary during the Pre-Roman Iron Age and Roman period, mainly based on archaeobotanical and geological investigations. The area studied comprises the present-day Dutch islands Voorne and Putten. An important part of the work discusses the effect of the Roman occupation. Changes did occur, as is evidenced by the appearance of large granaries with a storage capacity far above the requirements of a single household, and a specialization in the kinds of crop produced.

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