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dc.contributor.authorNieto Espinet, Ariadna
dc.contributor.authorLópez, Joan (López i Melcion)
dc.contributor.authorGardeisen, Armelle
dc.contributor.authorJunyent, Emili
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-13T16:00:31Z
dc.date.available2018-09-12T22:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-12
dc.identifier.issn0891-2963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/63099
dc.description.abstractThe well-cistern of the Iberian Fortress of Vilars (Catalonia, Spain) is a monumental feature dating to the late fth century BCE (Vilars, phases III-IV). Management of water resources is key to interpreting the nature of the fortress, as water was essential not only for human and livestock consumption, but for irrigation, construction, and crafts. Moreover, water was integral to the site in both times of peace and war, as the structures that guaranteed provision and management coincide with facets of military architecture (moat). Yet, why was the well-cistern back lled with animal remains and other archaeological material only a few years after its construction? To answer this and other questions, this study follows two main lines of research. Firstly, analyses were carried out on the archaeozoological remains collected inside the feature so as to interpret and characterise the nature of the assemblage. Secondly, taphonomic analyses (macro- and microscopic) were undertaken so as to reconstruct the dynamics of accumulation and the premature abandonment of the well-cistern's primary function: supplying potable water. The results suggest that the abandonment of the well-cistern might be due in part to a drop of the groundwater level during a period of drought.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper has been suported by the Departament d'Història de la Universitat de Lleida; by the Grup d'Investigació Prehistòrica de la Universitat de Lleida (GIP); by CNRS-UMR 5140 Archéologie des Sociétés Méditerranéennes (ASM-CNRS) (Montpellier, France), by LabEx ARCHIMEDE « Archéologie et Histoire de la Méditerranée et de l’Égypte anciennes » and by ministerial project: Prácticas agroalimentarias, asentamientos y espacios domésticos. Relaciones y evolución en los llanos sur-pirenaicos (III-I milenios ANE) (HAR2016-78277-R), Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Spain).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/HAR2016-78277-R
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2017.1370585
dc.relation.ispartofHistorical Biology, 2018, vol. 30, núm. 6, p. 894-915
dc.rights(c) Taylor & Francis, 2018
dc.subjectIron age
dc.subjectIberian peninsula
dc.subjectTaphonomy
dc.subjectArchaeozoological remains
dc.subjectWell-cistern
dc.subject.classificationEdat del ferro
dc.subject.classificationPenínsula Ibèrica
dc.subject.classificationRestes d'animals (Arqueologia)
dc.subject.otherIron age
dc.subject.otherIberian Peninsula
dc.subject.otherAnimal remains (Archaeology)
dc.titleVotive well or refuse tip? Chronicle of an abandonment: taphonomic study of the faunal remains of an iron age well-cistern
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2018-04-13T16:00:31Z
dc.identifier.idgrec025697
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2017.1370585


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