Deposition of Roman period artefacts in the vicinity of roads and water sources in the northern part of the Boskovice Furrow – hypotheses and preliminary conclusions : A comparison with the Urnfield period



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference ANODOS. Studies of the Ancient World 15/2015. Proceedings of the international conference Communication through the Ages: people, objects, ideas (From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity),
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Keywords deposition of objects; roads; water sources; slope orientation; Roman Period; Urnfield Period; northern part of the Boskovice Furrow
Description The main topic of the article is the topography of hoards and assemblages of finds from the Roman Period and Urnfield Period in the northern part of the Boskovice Furrow. Focus is laid on the distance from undated roads and water sources. Attention is also paid to the location in a sloping terrain. The aim of this text is to outline a working hypothesis elucidating the reasons for depositing Roman Period artefacts in the southern part of the Bohemian-Moravian borderland (districts of Svitavy and Blansko). The text opens a discussion about the approach which uses available cartographic and digital data to find out the already forgotten “memory of the landscape” and its specifics focused on regularities in human behaviour (deposition) depending on the surrounding environment.
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