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Experimentální pálení vápna na základě archeologických dokladů z doby římské

TitleExperimentální pálení vápna na základě archeologických dokladů z doby římské
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTHÉR, R., and D. MARŠÁLEK
JournalŽivá Archeologie, (Re)konstrukce a experiment v archeologii
PublisherFHS Univerzity Hradec Králové
Place PublishedHradec Králové
Publication LanguageCzech
ISSN Number1213-1628

Experimental lime burning based on archaeological finds dated to the Roman Empire period

Remains of pyrotechnical structures are frequent features in peripheries of excavated settlements dated to the Roman Period in Central Europe.
Typical characteristics of these features are an absence of macroscopically observed diagnostic residue of applied technology and a low overall number of artifacts in feature deposits. Therefore the interpretation of these features is not straightforward. The aim of this article is an interpretation of construction techniques, form and function of the devices based on field experiments. The analysis showed that a lime production using sophisticated two-spaced technique could have been a common component of settlement economy in the Roman Period.