Hermetic Cereal Storage in the Bronze Age

Evidence from the Gáva Culture Settlement at Rotbav, Transylvania

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https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.49.1

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Bronze Age, Transylvania, food storage, phytoliths

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The present paper explores the possibility to better understand the function of pits through phytolith and starch analysis. A case study from the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age settlement phase of Rotbav in southeastern Transylvania is discussed in detail. It appears that a large storage vessel originally sealed with a bowl was kept in a pit filled with chaff or straw to preserve its contents.

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17.05.2022

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Dietrich, L., Dietrich, O., & Meister, J. (2022). Hermetic Cereal Storage in the Bronze Age: Evidence from the Gáva Culture Settlement at Rotbav, Transylvania. Documenta Praehistorica, 49, 2–10. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.49.1

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