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dc.contributor.advisorRowlett, Ralph M.en
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Matthew L.en_US
dc.coverage.spatialLuxembourg -- Titelberg Site
dc.coverage.temporalTo 768en_US
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springen
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.description9 unnumbered blank pages at end of manuscript.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on November 5, 2007)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Anthropology.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Titelberg in modern Luxembourg was not only the largest oppidum of the late Iron Age in Gallia Belgica, but the most long-lived, with occupations from La Tène II continuous for centuries, ultimately prospering due to copper and iron ore resources as a mint and industrial center before and after Gallo-Roman contact, until eclipsed by larger centers. During the middle of the first century AD, the mint was razed, not to be rebuilt, and the population dwindled. After an interval of perhaps three hundred years, a new smelting furnace was built into the remains of the Gallo-Roman Minting Foundry; excavation shows this smelter was used to melt down bronze coins and artifacts for reuse or as bullion. The questions arise from this, then: who was doing this and why? In the latter fourth century AD, were Franks moving into the territory and exploiting easy resources, or was this another example of continuity? Was the recycling process due to economic and political woes or was there a deeper reason? There is sufficient evidence to hypothesize continuity, with a local populace accustomed to accommodation, and a burgeoning economy fueling itself through a hunger for metal.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b61262213en_US
dc.identifier.oclc180709613en_US
dc.identifier.otherShawM-050407-T6309en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4897
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses
dc.subject.lcshBronze coinsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTitelberg Site (Luxembourg) -- Antiquities, Celticen_US
dc.subject.lcshTitelberg Site (Luxembourg) -- Antiquities, Romanen_US
dc.subject.lcshLa Tène perioden_US
dc.subject.lcshFranks -- Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSmeltingen_US
dc.subject.lcshExcavations (Archaeology)en_US
dc.titleThe north smelter at Titelberg: post-imperial bronze recycling in Belgic Gaulen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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