Hermetic Cereal Storage in the Bronze Age
Evidence from the Gáva Culture Settlement at Rotbav, Transylvania
Keywords:Bronze Age, Transylvania, food storage, phytoliths
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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