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The Concept of ‘Selective Deposition’
The Concept of ‘Selective Deposition’

Author(s): Alexandra Ţârlea
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Institutul de Cercetari Eco-Muzeale Tulcea - Institutul de Istorie si Arheologie
Keywords: Bronze Age; selective deposition; deposit; object; content; context; utilitarian deposits / votive offerings

Summary/Abstract: The present article should be seen as an attempt of presenting several problems the archaeologists are confronted with in studying the depositional phenomenon. The concept of ‘selective deposition’ is analyzed, being discussed aspects regarding both the content and the context of deposition. The importance of taking a general view on such a complex subject is emphasized, and the attention is drawn to the multitude of factors involved in the creation of a deposit the way it presents itself in the archaeological record.

  • Issue Year: VI/2008
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 63-132
  • Page Count: 70
  • Language: English