Acknowledgments
D a l i a A n n a Po k u t t a
Forging Identities. The Mobility of
Culture in Bronze Age Europe.
The Euro...
Population Dynamics, Diet and
Migrations of
the Únětice Culture in Poland
Metal has changed everything.
No substance has e...
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Population dynamics archaeology book

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  • 1. Acknowledgments D a l i a A n n a Po k u t t a Forging Identities. The Mobility of Culture in Bronze Age Europe. The European Union Seventh Framework Programme Department of Anthropology University of Wrocław, Poland Abstract Department of Archaeology University of Wrocław, Poland Archaeological Museum of Wrocław, Poland Polish Academy of Science Wrocław, Poland Wallenberg Laboratory University of Stockholm, Sweden Ångström Isotopic Laboratory University of Uppsala, Sweden Isotopic Laboratory University of Copenhagen, Denmark 14Chrono Centre Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom Göteborg Natural History Museum, Sweden Institutionen för historiska studier Göteborgs universitet Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6
  • 2. Population Dynamics, Diet and Migrations of the Únětice Culture in Poland Metal has changed everything. No substance has ever been as important as metal in the history of man's control of his environment. Six metals were used in prehistory: gold, silver, copper, tin, lead and iron. However it was the discovery of bronze, an alloy of the two metals, that dramatically altered the development of the civilization... T he role of the Únětice Culture in the formation of Bronze Age Europe cannot be overrated. The rise and the existence of this original, expansive and dynamic population marks one of the most interesting moments in European prehistory, the period of breakthrough when one era came to an end, and another begun. The monograph is bioarchaeological study of the Únětice culture in Poland, focusing particularly on the territories of Lower Silesia (SW Poland). The study presents the Únětice Culture from palaeodemographic perspective based on the results of isotopic analysis of human remains dating back to the Early Bronze Age (2200-1600 B.C). It consists of eight parts, covering all major issues regarding the Úněticean Early Bronze Age in Poland and Central Europe from archaeological perspective: burial rites, types of interments, spatial distribution of artifacts, quality and quantity of human skeletal materials. It presents number of sites in geographical environment of Silesia, their relative and absolute chronology as well as a detailed methodology of isotopic analyses, especially carbon, nitrogen and strontium. Subsequent chapters focus on the Early Bronze Age lifestyle, medical knowledge and diseases, occupations and chosen subgroups of the Silesian prehistoric society, such as the tribal aristocracy, children and elders. Study provides information regarding diet and subsistence, transportation, human migrations and territorial mobility in prehistoric Central Europe as well as the impact of these upon Úněticean society, expansion of metallurgy and commerce, forms and evolution of rulership and collective identity. Keywords: Early Bronze Age, Únětice culture, palaeodemography, bioarchaeology, stable isotopes, Bronze Age diet, Bronze Age mobility, population dynamics, Central Europe. ISSN 0282 - 6860 ISBN 978-91-85245-53-4 New Archaeological Monograph Language: English, 360 pages +CD Book distribution: Department of Archaeology Gothenburg University, Sweden Enquiries: Kristian.Kristiansen@archaeology.gu.se Price: 17 € Dalia Anna Pokutta born 5. June 1979 in Germany; archaeologist and historian, graduate of Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Her interests focus on palaeodemography and bioarchaeology as well as paleopathology and stable isotopes analyses of human and faunal remains.