Today you see my last post from the prehistoric potteries.
And some information I took from the same book from the same writer, professor of prehistoric archeology at Aristotle University in Thessalonica.
Although lakeside dwellings existed in or alongside every Greek lake, no archeological research has been done on them comparable to the systematic research on the great lakes of Germany and Switzerland begun in the last century. It is on basis of the great quantity of evidence those researches yielded that we can now draw conclusions and create a picture of the life of the inhabitants.
We now define every human settlement in or beside a lake as a lakeside dwelling. This definition is meant to be used broadly. Research using the relevant disciplines has been going on for one hundred and forty years, but only recently have we been able to include it as a specialized archeological discipline with its own theory and methodology.
Research first began on the great Swiss and German lakes after the extremely cold dry winter of 1853-54, when the water level fell about 0, 30 m to 1 m. This made possible the collection of extensive archeological material from which researches felt able to adduce the way the inhabitants of l.d. had organized and used the space available in or beside the lakes. Unfortunately their conclusions were not always supported by the evidence. Attempts made to recreate the life style of l.ds were based on different theories as to the reasons why the prehistoric inhabitants constructed their dwellings and organized their life around them.
Present day research on l.ds is founded on the application of criteria refined by experience gained in excavations, and on assessing the relevance of archeological material by analysis. The ideology of the researches sometimes plays a part.
There are four ways in which l.ds can be classified, each of which has underlying assumptions as to their character. These are, their shape; Their recurring modes of construction; their ‘organization’ and ‘use’ of the lake itself; And of the land surrounding the lake.
The first theory dates back to 1854 when the forerunner of lakeside research, Professor Ferdinand Keller of Zurich, asserted that lakeside settlements were constructed on platforms set up in the water. Professor H. Reinerth of Tuebingen University postulated the second theory; that the l.ds were shore based and as the water lever fluctuated were either alongside or over the surface of the lake. O. Paret, a Stuttgart professor, had strong reservations about Reinerth’s pile dwelling theory based on his own practical experience and his qualifications as an engineer. He maintained that wood was an unsuitable material for construction in water. He also cast doubt on Reinerth’s motivation describing Reinerth’s whole approach to l.ds as a romantic fantasy. ..
E. Vogt of Zurich also strongly criticized the pile dwellings theory. He maintained that the pile dwellings were constructed on the shoreline of the lakes. A consensus was finally reached as a result of researches begun in 1970, which proved that l.ds might be constructed on the shoreline, stand in the water, or be built on small islands. It was because the water level fluctuated depending on the water – the rain, winter snow and summer heat – that the lake or lakeside settlements were built the way they were. The settlements at Dispilio are constructed in the same way, so we have to conclude that many of the houses were built over the lake on specially constructed platforms.
it has to do with this place here
any comments are welcome.
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siolaw (38292) 2008-01-23 3:00
An intersting series about these ancient pots and pottery... I dont think the picture has real artistic pretentions as such, but it shows well the pieces and the museum.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-23 5:27
Excellent shot once more, very informative and attractive series for this museum with splendid details. Interesting and fine premiére, Well done! Have a nice day
danos (97453) 2008-01-23 9:18
ωραία η βόλτα που μας έκανες στο Δισπηλιό με αυτά τα ωραία εκθέματα που βλέπουμε εδώ. Ωραίος ο φωτισμός με αποτέλεσμα να αναδεικύονται οι λεπτομέρειες.Το σημείωμά σου εξαιρετικό.
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-23 10:53
Poly kalh kai ayth Vageli kai poly enhmerwtiko to shmeioma soy
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-23 13:05
die Schautafel mit der Karte und den Keramikstücken ist gut ausgeleuchtet. Aber ich muss sagen, die Note fasziniert mich hier mehr und sie zeigt gut, das Archälogie keine einfache Wissenschaft ist, die nur zeigt wie es war. Auch dieses muss in Zusammenhänge gebettet werden. Die Serie gefällt mir.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
shevchenko (20516) 2008-01-23 19:25
Interesting composition to show some old utensils at the corner, detail to show the broken surface, completed history, thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34066) 2008-01-23 20:30
Another great offering from your prehistoric pottery series. The old vessels are seen in great detail and clear crisp light. Very interesting note about the origins of these wonderful lake people.
Silvio1953 (142037) 2008-01-24 1:35
Hi Evan, an other interesting series of prehistoric pottery and an other beautiful sharp composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-01-24 3:32
Great shot from a historic place. I like the timeless. Well done. Best wishes,
TopGeo (38216) 2008-01-24 10:08
Hi Evagele! Mia kali lipsi kai esoteriki eikona ne ta eyrimata kai ta ekthemata toy moysioy! oraia simiosi
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-01-24 10:37
Very nice composition and details...
Good colours and light...
dip (23888) 2008-01-24 21:56
Geia sou Vangeli,
poiotika polu kali alla kai san thema endiaferon me enimerotiko simeioma,
pablominto (53746) 2008-01-25 1:01
I have always admired archaeologists as they must have a patience out of this world! At least they must have a strong sense for puzzles...
This is a good photo documentary, telling the story well!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-01-25 1:29
Kai h triti tis seiras einai poli kali, prosegmeni kai diavgis kai to simeioma sou poli diefkrinistiko kai katatopistiko
belido (19934) 2008-02-01 3:46
very interesting shot and a lot informative note. I think you know exactly the essence of TE. Very good job on the capture and text.
- Copyright: Evangelos Rizopoulos (evanrizo) (456)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-20
- Categories: Architecture, Event
- Camera: CANON EOS 400D
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2008-01-23 2:57