Terminology for houses and house remains
2013 (English)In: Journal of Archaeology and Ancient History (JAAH), E-ISSN 2001-1199, no 08, 3-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to obtain lucidity, it is essential to choose adequate terminology when speaking of prehistoric houses. The understanding of house construction requires a terminology with a focus on construction. Very often, archaeologists instead use a terminology with a focus on the remains, and use an inadequate terminology for constructions, indicating that they do not fully consider how the constructions work. The article presents some suggestions for adequate construction terminology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala, 2013. no 08, 3-15 p.
building construction, internal roof support, framework house, earthfast posts, non-earthfast posts, horizontal planking, wattle house, corner timbering, load-carrying walls, stone foundation
Research subject Archaeology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209584DiVA: diva2:659969