A Human Environment

Studies in honour of 20 years Analecta editorship by prof. dr. Corrie Bakels

Edited by Victor Klinkenberg, Roos van Oosten & Carol van Driel-Murray | 2020

A Human Environment

Studies in honour of 20 years Analecta editorship by prof. dr. Corrie Bakels

Edited by Victor Klinkenberg, Roos van Oosten & Carol van Driel-Murray | 2020

ISBN: 9789088909061

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x265mm | 196 pp. | Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 50 | Series: Analecta | Language: English | 21 illus. (bw) | 60 illus. (fc) | Keywords: environmental archaeology; landscape archaeology; bioarchaeology; landscape dynamics; prehistory; middle ages; ecology | download cover

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This volume is themed around the interdependent relationship between humans and the environment, an important topic in the work of Corrie Bakels. How do environmental constraints and opportunities influence human behaviour and what is the human impact on the ecology and appearance of the landscape? And what can archaeological knowledge contribute to the current discussions about the use, arrangement and depletion of our (local) environment?

Editorial

A life dedicated to science. Portrait of professor emerita Corrie Bakels, pioneer of paleoeconomy
Monique van den Dries and Harry Fokkens

The Middle Palaeolithic site Lingjing (Xuchang, Henan, China): preliminary new results
Thijs van Kolfschoten, Zhanyang Li, Hua Wang and Luc Doyon

Neandertal advice for improving your tinder profile: A pilot study using experimental archaeology to test the usefulness of manganese dioxide (MnO2) in Palaeolithic fire-making
Andrew C. Sorensen

Landscape dynamics near the late Middle Palaeolithic and Early Upper Palaeolithic cave site of Les Cottés (France)
Joanne Mol, Lars den Boef and Marie Soressi

Een ziltige geur – halophytic macroscopic plant remains from Happisburgh Site 1, UK indicating Middle Pleistocene hominin activity in an estuary prior to the Anglian Stage (MIS 12) ice advance
Michael H. Field

Palaeoenvironment and human occupation patterns: a case study for the first half of the Holocene at Cova Fosca (Eastern Spain)
Laura Llorente-Rodríguez, Arturo Morales-Muñiz, María-Teresa Aparicio, Salvador Bailón, Paloma Sevilla and Carmen Sesé

Exploring the archaeological heritage of the Uddeler Heegde: an experiment
Alexander Verpoorte, David Fontijn and Arjan Louwen

Walking and marking the desert: Geoglyphs in arid South America
Karsten Lambers

Pre-Hispanic and contemporary raw materials use in earthenware production in the Río Mayales subbasin, Chontales, central Nicaragua
Simone Casale, Natalia R. Donner, Dennis Braekmans and Alexander Geurds

A long slow goodbye – Re-examining the Mesolithic – Neolithic transition (5500 – 2500 BCE) in the Dutch delta
Gerrit L. Dusseldorp and Luc W.S.W. Amkreutz

House Societies or societies with houses? Bandkeramik kinship and settlement structure from a Dutch perspective
Ivo M. van Wijk and Pieter van de Velde

Reflections on an Environmental History of Resistance: State Space and Shatter Zones in Late Antique North Africa
Jip Barreveld

Fiery forest management: an anthracological approach on the charred remains of medieval Noord-Brabant in Tilburg-Udenhout-Den Bogerd
Erica van Hees, Jorinde Pijnnaken-Vroeijenstijn and Marleen van Zon

Mysterious medieval manure pits: an indication of urban horticulture?
Roos van Oosten, Sander Aerts, Jantine Hos and Erica van Hees

Dr. Victor Klinkenberg

Victor Klinkenberg received his PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology at Leiden University in 2017. His research interests include digital archaeology, spatial analysis, and household archaeology. Currently a post-doc at Leiden University, he works as project manager in the ‘SETinSTONE’ project and as field director at the excavations of a Chalcolithic settlement at Palloures, Cyprus.

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Dr. Roos van Oosten

Roos van Oosten is universitair docent stadsarcheologie aan de Universiteit Leiden. Naast het verzorgen van onderwijs verricht zij momenteel onderzoek in het kader van haar Veni-project ‘Challenging the paradigm of filthy and unhealthy medieval towns’.

Roos van Oosten began her academic career studying medieval history after which she began her archaeological degree that culminated in a thesis on urban archaeology. Her PhD dissertation at the University of Groningen focused on sanitation management, which she successfully defended in 2014. In 2011 she was appointed as university lecturer in urban archaeology at Leiden University.

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Dr. Carol van Driel-Murray

Carol van Driel-Murray (1950) obtained her PhD in 1987 at Amsterdam University where she taught the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces till 2012, when she joined the staff of the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University to teach the same subject till her retirement in 2015 and beyond.

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Abstract:

This volume is themed around the interdependent relationship between humans and the environment, an important topic in the work of Corrie Bakels. How do environmental constraints and opportunities influence human behaviour and what is the human impact on the ecology and appearance of the landscape? And what can archaeological knowledge contribute to the current discussions about the use, arrangement and depletion of our (local) environment?

Contents

Editorial

A life dedicated to science. Portrait of professor emerita Corrie Bakels, pioneer of paleoeconomy
Monique van den Dries and Harry Fokkens

The Middle Palaeolithic site Lingjing (Xuchang, Henan, China): preliminary new results
Thijs van Kolfschoten, Zhanyang Li, Hua Wang and Luc Doyon

Neandertal advice for improving your tinder profile: A pilot study using experimental archaeology to test the usefulness of manganese dioxide (MnO2) in Palaeolithic fire-making
Andrew C. Sorensen

Landscape dynamics near the late Middle Palaeolithic and Early Upper Palaeolithic cave site of Les Cottés (France)
Joanne Mol, Lars den Boef and Marie Soressi

Een ziltige geur – halophytic macroscopic plant remains from Happisburgh Site 1, UK indicating Middle Pleistocene hominin activity in an estuary prior to the Anglian Stage (MIS 12) ice advance
Michael H. Field

Palaeoenvironment and human occupation patterns: a case study for the first half of the Holocene at Cova Fosca (Eastern Spain)
Laura Llorente-Rodríguez, Arturo Morales-Muñiz, María-Teresa Aparicio, Salvador Bailón, Paloma Sevilla and Carmen Sesé

Exploring the archaeological heritage of the Uddeler Heegde: an experiment
Alexander Verpoorte, David Fontijn and Arjan Louwen

Walking and marking the desert: Geoglyphs in arid South America
Karsten Lambers

Pre-Hispanic and contemporary raw materials use in earthenware production in the Río Mayales subbasin, Chontales, central Nicaragua
Simone Casale, Natalia R. Donner, Dennis Braekmans and Alexander Geurds

A long slow goodbye – Re-examining the Mesolithic – Neolithic transition (5500 – 2500 BCE) in the Dutch delta
Gerrit L. Dusseldorp and Luc W.S.W. Amkreutz

House Societies or societies with houses? Bandkeramik kinship and settlement structure from a Dutch perspective
Ivo M. van Wijk and Pieter van de Velde

Reflections on an Environmental History of Resistance: State Space and Shatter Zones in Late Antique North Africa
Jip Barreveld

Fiery forest management: an anthracological approach on the charred remains of medieval Noord-Brabant in Tilburg-Udenhout-Den Bogerd
Erica van Hees, Jorinde Pijnnaken-Vroeijenstijn and Marleen van Zon

Mysterious medieval manure pits: an indication of urban horticulture?
Roos van Oosten, Sander Aerts, Jantine Hos and Erica van Hees

Dr. Victor Klinkenberg

Victor Klinkenberg received his PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology at Leiden University in 2017. His research interests include digital archaeology, spatial analysis, and household archaeology. Currently a post-doc at Leiden University, he works as project manager in the ‘SETinSTONE’ project and as field director at the excavations of a Chalcolithic settlement at Palloures, Cyprus.

read more

Dr. Roos van Oosten

Roos van Oosten is universitair docent stadsarcheologie aan de Universiteit Leiden. Naast het verzorgen van onderwijs verricht zij momenteel onderzoek in het kader van haar Veni-project ‘Challenging the paradigm of filthy and unhealthy medieval towns’.

Roos van Oosten began her academic career studying medieval history after which she began her archaeological degree that culminated in a thesis on urban archaeology. Her PhD dissertation at the University of Groningen focused on sanitation management, which she successfully defended in 2014. In 2011 she was appointed as university lecturer in urban archaeology at Leiden University.

read more

Dr. Carol van Driel-Murray

Carol van Driel-Murray (1950) obtained her PhD in 1987 at Amsterdam University where she taught the Archaeology of the Roman Provinces till 2012, when she joined the staff of the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University to teach the same subject till her retirement in 2015 and beyond.

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