Waste Management in Bronze Age Europe

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Authors

HAVLÍČEK Filip KUČA Martin

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Landscape Ecology
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jlecol-2017-0008
Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Waste management; waste; Bronze Age; Archaeology; Anthropology; Environmental History;
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Description This article deals with the relationship between humans and waste in the Bronze Age. Based on selected examples of waste management strategies from the European Bronze Age, it presents an overview of different strategies. In comparison with the preceding Stone Age, a new type of material began to ap-pear: metal. The process involved in producing metal objects, however, brought with it the appearance of a specific type of waste material that is indelibly linked to the production of metal. This article also deals with the significance of ritual- 72 ized social activities in the Bronze Age, which materialized in waste and waste management strategies.
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