Obilné jamy v praveku stredného a dolného Ponitrianska

Title in English Grain pits in Prehistory of Nitra region


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zborník Slovenského národného múzea, Archeológia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords Grain pits; storage of grain; Prehistory; Nitra region; Ethnography; settlement archaeology
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Description Grain pits used as underground granaries were used for storage of grain in various period and regions. The aim of this paper is to contribute to discussion on the topic of grain storage, with focus on the grain pits. For mapping and recognition of different morphological shapes of the grain pits, data was collected from districts: Topolčany, Nitra, Komárno and Nové Zámky. Closely watched are positions of grain pits in settlement areas, the problem of longevity of grain pits, their secondary functions as well as their decay and possible importance in community. Apart from, other possibilities of grain storage in Prehistory are outlined. Collected dataset is criticised and confronted with ethnographic findings and other studies on the topic of grain pits and storage of grain.
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