ORGANIC RESOURCES AT THE IRON AGE DÜRRNBERG SALT-MINE (HALLEIN, AUSTRIA)—LONG-DISTANCE TRADE OR LOCAL SOURCES?*
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 471–483, May 2005
How to Cite
BOENKE, N. (2005), ORGANIC RESOURCES AT THE IRON AGE DÜRRNBERG SALT-MINE (HALLEIN, AUSTRIA)—LONG-DISTANCE TRADE OR LOCAL SOURCES?*. Archaeometry, 47: 471–483. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2005.00214.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- * Accepted 15 November 2004.
- IRON AGE;
- WOOD ANALYSIS;
- ORGANIC RESOURCES
Remarkable preservation circumstances for organic material at the Iron Age salt-mine on the Dürrnberg Mountain offered the opportunity to analyse a large amount of wood and human faeces. One aim of the studies was to discover the origin of the important resources food and wood. Concerning the question of ‘the linking role of the Alps in past cultures’, the archaeobotanical record proves intracultural but no intercultural connections at this place in Celtic times. The preliminary results show that the Dürrnberg population used differentiated strategies to manage a continuous food and wood supply. While the wood supply was based on the management of local sources, the food supply had to be linked into a regional and long-distance trade system.