From 'social' animal to 'economic' animal: the transition from self-subsistence to market production in the Dutch River Area

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From 'social' animal to 'economic' animal: the transition from self-subsistence to market production in the Dutch River Area

Subject

S2-2, Animal husbandry across the Iron Age to Roman transition: archaeozoological evidence, poster

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Abstract:

The civitas Batavorum is located on the northern edge of the Roman empire. The region is well researched archaeologically and has the added advantage of excellent bone preservation. The transition from the Late Iron Age to the Roman period brought a change from self-sufficiency to market production. The transition to market production seems to have been accomplished quickly and effortlessly. It seems as if there was something about the nature of Iron Age society and animal husbandry in the region that allowed a rapid response to market demand. One possible factor is an economic system based on exchange and the importance of livestock as status symbols. This paper will discuss the zooarchaeological evidence for late Iron Age husbandry, the changes that occurred in the Early Roman period and the factors that may have contributed to the transition in economic systems. 

Authors

GROOT Maaike

Affiliations

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, m.groot@let.vu.nl

Creator

Groot, Maaike

Date

August 2010

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Groot, Maaike. "From 'social' animal to 'economic' animal: the transition from self-subsistence to market production in the Dutch River Area," in BoneCommons, Item #1194, http://alexandriaarchive.org/bonecommons/items/show/1194 (accessed August 7, 2020).

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