Demographic and Economic Changes in the Hallstatt Period of the Lusatian Culture

  • Janusz Ostoja-Zagórski

Abstract

Any attempt to account for the demographic and economic changes in the Hallstatt Period must prove to be a challenging task. The problem, after all, consists in explaining not only certain specific human activities, but also their ultimate ramifications. These two aspects hitherto have been dealt with independently. This situation prevails not just in the province of archaeology, but also in all of the historical sciences. Researchers trying to account for various human activities usually follow one of three models:
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    chronicling, that is, merely reporting a given sequence of events;

     
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    hermeneutic models, based on methods that attempt to “understand” human actions from a psychological point of view; or

     
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    social scientific interpretation that aims at uncovering the motives of human actions, and is based on knowledge of conditions and “norms”, that is, definite sets of values.

     

Keywords

Economic Change Pollen Diagram Wooded Area Burial Ground Vistula River 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janusz Ostoja-Zagórski
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  1. 1.Department of the Archaeology of Great-PolandInstitute of the History of Material Culture Polish Academy of SciencesPoland

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