The Torchis of Northern France: Ethnoarchaeological Research on the Technological Variability and Decay Processes of Wattle and Daub Dwellings

Abstract : The study of ancient vernacular architecture highlights the exceptional technological variability in the use of wood and daub. This variability is hardly recognizable in the archaeological record, whose interpretation is often conventional. A series of observations on wattle and daub constructions in northern France can explain some of the relationships between technology, environment, and human choices. By analyzing how people abandoned these buildings and by observing their decay, a preliminary hypothetical model of the formation processes of the archeological record linked to this type of dwelling can be proposed. This is useful for the correct interpretation of the archaeological context as well as of the human behavior that generates it.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [15 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01360081
Contributor : Alessandro Peinetti <>
Submitted on : Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:01:04 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:47:45 PM
Long-term archiving on : Friday, December 28, 2018 - 1:18:45 PM

File

Peinetti 2016_The torchis of n...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Alessandro Peinetti. The Torchis of Northern France: Ethnoarchaeological Research on the Technological Variability and Decay Processes of Wattle and Daub Dwellings. Stefano Biagetti; Francesca Lugli. The Intangible Elements of Culture in Ethnoarchaeological Research, Springer International Publishing, pp.275-282, 2016, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-23153-2_22⟩. ⟨http://www.springer.com/fr/book/9783319231525?wt_mc=ThirdParty.SpringerLink.3.EPR653.About_eBook⟩. ⟨halshs-01360081⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

217

Files downloads

95