NAR 45: A Matter of Life and Death at Mienakker (the Netherlands)
Research has revealed that the Mienakker site was not a temporary hunting camp, as was previously thought. Instead, the location was settled year-round for many years during the Late Neolithic.
For a high-resolution version of this publication, please contact our Infodesk.
Among the features identified during the 1990 excavation were two house plans. At the time, the site of Mienakker was thought to have been a temporary hunting camp, as compared to more permanent settlements such as Aartswoud, Kolhorn and Zeewijk. However, when the finds from 1990 were re-examined, it became clear that the site was, in fact, a year-round settlement where a range of highly diverse activities were carried out. The site was in use between ca. 2880 and 2480 BC.
Series: Nederlandse Archeologische Rapporten (NAR) 045
Editors: J.P. Kleijne, O. Brinkkemper, E.M. Theunissen, R.C.G.M. Lauwerier, B.I. Smit.
Authors: S.M. Beckerman, D.C. Brinkhuizen, V. García-Díaz, L. Kubiak-Martens, G.R. Nobles, T.F.M. Oudemans, E. Plomp, M. van den Hof, H.J.T. Weerts, J.T. Zeiler, J.H.M. Peeters, A.L. van Gijn, D.C.M. Raemaekers
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, 2013