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Was tranken die fruhen Kelten?

Bedeutungen und Funktionen mediterraner Importe im fruheisenzeitlichen Mitteleuropa. Internationale Konferenz Kloster Weltenburg 28.04.-01.05.2017.


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Was tranken die fruhen Kelten?

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German Abstract: Was die sogenannten "fruhen Kelten" tranken, weckt seit uber hundert Jahren das Interesse der Wissenschaft und der OEffentlichkeit. Funde mediterraner Importkeramik liessen Forscher_innen schon fruh vermuten, dass den "Kelten" vor allem an einer Nachahmung mediterraner Trinksitten gelegen war. Die in Mitteleuropa gefundene Gelagekeramik griechischen Ursprungs und die mediterranen Transportamphoren sah man bis vor kurzem als Beleg fur eben jene UEbernahme griechischer Lebensstile auch noerdlich der Alpen. An diesem Punkt setzte die Tagung an, deren Basis die Forschungen im Rahmen des vom Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefoerderten Verbundprojekts BEFIM ( darstellten. Es war das Ziel, innovative Ansatze aus den Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften zu verbinden und auf den archaologischen Befund gewinnbringend zu ubertragen. Zu diesem Zweck prasentierten im Rahmen der Konferenz Forscher_innen aus ganz unterschiedlichen Disziplinen ihre Forschungsergebnisse, sei es zur Interkulturalitat, zur Keramik der "fruhen Kelten", zu naturwissenschaftlichen Analysen von Nahrungsruckstanden oder Weinkonsum auch jenseits der Keltike. Im Zentrum standen Fragen wie diese: Entfaltete der Kontakt mit fremden Trinksitten und -gefassen ein transformatives Potential auch ausserhalb einer vereinfachend als "Elite" verstandenen Personengruppe? Wie schnell und in welchen Kontexten wurden exotische Getranke wie vor allem Wein angeeignet? Ging dies mit der Verwendung neuer Gefassformen und damit vermutlich auch anderen Trinkpraktiken einher? Hatte die Akzeptanz ungewohnter Gelagesitten auch jenseits der "fruhen Kelten" kulturellen Wandel zur Folge? Wie koennen wir die mediterranen Getranke nachweisen? Was wurde zuvor auf welche Weise konsumiert? Was fur Nahrungsmittel boten sich an, in (alkoholische) Getranke verwandelt zu werden und welche Herstellungstechniken fassen wir? Zeichnet sich auch der Austausch von Wissen zur Herstellung oder Wurzung von Getranken im interkulturellen Dialog ab? Der Band richtet sich mit allgemeinen Einfuhrungen, UEberblicksartikeln und speziellen Beitragen gleichermassen an ein breites akademisches Publikum an Universitaten, Museen und in der Denkmalpflege wie an Studierende und interessierte Laien. English abstract What the so-called "early Celts" used to drink has been a matter of debate amongst scientists and in the wider public for more than a century. Finds of Mediterranean imported pottery were the reason for scholars to suspect already at an early date that the "Celts" had aimed at imitating Mediterranean drinking habits. Until recently, these drinking vessels of Greek origin and Mediterranean transport amphorae were considered proof of exactly this adoption of Greek lifestyle even north of the Alps. This is the point, where our conference came into play, the basis of which is research conducted in the context of the joint research project BEFIM ( We aim at connecting innovative approaches from both arts and sciences and at profitably transferring them to the archaeological evidence. To this purpose, academics from entirely different disciplines presented their research results at the conference - whether it be on interculturality, pottery of the early Celts, scientific analyses of food residues or wine consumption also beyond the Keltike. In the centre of interest there were questions such as these: Did the contact with foreign drinking customs and the associated vessels unfold transformative potential even beyond the group of persons we simplistically call the "elite"? How quickly and in which contexts were exotic drinks (such as wine in particular) appropriated? Was this accompanied by the use of new vessel types and thus perhaps also by different drinking habits? Did the acceptance of unusual banqueting customs result in cultural change beyond the early Celts? How can we prove the presence of these Mediterranean drinks? What used to be consumed in which way before their arrival? What types of food lent themselves to being transformed into (alcoholic) beverages at all and which techniques for producing drinks are reflected in the archaeological evidence? Is the exchange of knowledge on the production and seasoning of beverages recognisable in the intercultural dialogue? This volume with its general introductions, overview articles, and specialised papers is directed at a broader academic public from universities, museums, and heritage preservation authorities on the one hand as well as students and interested non-specialists on the other hand.

Author Biography

Philipp W. Stockhammer is professor for prehistoric archaeology with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and co-director of Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, Jena. His research focuses on the transformative power of intercultural encounters, human-thing-entanglements, social practices and the integration of archaeological and scientific interpretation. From 2015-2018, he acted as Speaker of the Collaborative Research Project "BEFIM". He published monographs on Urnfield swords, pottery of the post-palace period in the lower city of Tiryns, the appropriation of foreign pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age, and countless papers. Janine Fries-Knoblach studied prehistory, ancient history, classical and provincial-Roman archaology in Munich and Oxford and worked for heritage authorities and as a lecturer at the universities of Erlangen, Wurzburg, and Freiburg. She spent much time editing and translating and was project coordinator of BEFIM at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich from 2016-2018. Her research focuses on technical aspects (agriculture, metalworking, textiles, salt production, architecture) and human handedness. She published monographs on pre- and protohistoric agricultural technique on the British Isles and the Continent, on tools, methods, and significance of Iron Age salt production in Central and North-Western Europe and on the Celts, and many papers.
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November 21st, 2018
Edited by Janine Fries-Knoblach Edited by Philipp W. Stockhammer
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