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Wine, Roman imports and culture contact in late Iron Age Europe

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posted on 29.03.2022, 03:04 by Charles Barnett
This thesis investigates the alcohol consumption habits of the inhabitants of Late Iron Age northern and western Europe, focusing on three case studies that ask questions about the adoption and rejection of Mediterranean wine and associated accoutrements by indigenous groups. Its aims and approach draw upon themes inherent in Late Iron Age studies, including culture contact between temperate European groups and Mediterranean civilizations, the increase of sociopolitical complexity in certain areas during this period, and feasting and consumption habits.Alcohol consumption habits provide students of history, archaeology, andanthropology with a medium that allows them to investigate a range of cultural and socialphenomena. This thesis investigates the alcohol consumption habits of the inhabitants of LateIron Age northern and western Europe, focusing on three case studies that ask questions aboutthe adoption and rejection of Mediterranean wine and associated accoutrements by indigenousgroups. Its aims and approach draw upon themes inherent in Late Iron Age studies, includingculture contact between temperate European groups and Mediterranean civilizations, theincrease of sociopolitical complexity in certain areas during this period, and feasting andconsumption habits. Archaeological and anthropological models relevant to the selectiveadoption of foreign influences and material culture, particularly alcohol consumption habits,that have been developed over the past twenty-five years are discussed and utilized as a basisfor the research undertaken. The conclusions reached suggest that the selective adoption andrejection of wine and Mediterranean feasting gear among the groups identified here wasclosely linked to local political economies and existing modes of social discourse.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Alcohol consumption and cultural entanglement in Iron Age Europe : frameworks of investigation -- Chapter 3. Northern Belgica -- Chapter 4. The Iceni -- Chapter 5. Germania -- Conclusion.

Notes

Bibliography: pages 92-109 Theoretical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes

Degree

MRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Ancient History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Ancient History

Year of Award

2015

Principal Supervisor

Andrew Gillett

Rights

Copyright Charles Barnett 2014. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Europe

Extent

1 online resource (v, 109 pages) colour maps

Former Identifiers

mq:69737 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1257272