Project

"Romancing the stone". Provenance, working and use of stone in a stone-less landscape.

Code
01N02213
Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 December 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
Keywords
stone mineralogy archaelogy
 
Project description

This research analyses the form, function, distribution, findcontext, date and provenance of stone tools(querns, grinds- and whetstones,...) from early-historical sites (mosly Roman) in the flemish-Dutch coastal area and in the valleys of scheldt and lys (sandy flanders) where no outcropsof quality stone exist and stone had to be imported. Apart from taxonomical questions, also socio-economisch questions are answered.