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Bronze age barrow research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): an overview

Jeroen De Reu (UGent) and Jean Bourgeois (UGent)
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Since the beginning of the 1980’s, Sandy Flanders (north-western Belgium) has been the subject of systematic and intensive aerial photographical surveys which chiefly aimed to discover new archaeological sites. One of the major results of these surveys has been in the area of Bronze Age barrow research where more than thousand monuments have been discovered. In addition to the photographic surveys, several barrow sites have been further investigated during excavations. Over recent years, in the framework of our research project, this dataset has been entered into a systematic and thorough inventory including a total of 1105 identified and precisely located Bronze Age burial monuments. This detailed inventory now forms the basis of an extensive statistical and GIS-based analysis of the Bronze Age barrow phenomenon in north-western Belgium. This approach is leading to new insights into the distribution and the location of the burial mounds in the landscape and in the mutual relations between the different monuments
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aerial photography, excavations, Geographic Information Systems, Bronze Age, landscape research, Belgium, barrows, spatial analysis

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De Reu, Jeroen, and Jean Bourgeois. 2013. “Bronze Age Barrow Research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): An Overview.” In Beyond Barrows : Current Research on the Structuration and Perception of the Prehistoric Landscape Through Monuments, ed. David Fontijn, AJ Louwen, S van der Vaart, and Karsten Wentink, 155–194. Leiden, The Netherlands: Sidestone Press.
APA
De Reu, J., & Bourgeois, J. (2013). Bronze age barrow research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): an overview. In D. Fontijn, A. Louwen, S. van der Vaart, & K. Wentink (Eds.), Beyond barrows : current research on the structuration and perception of the prehistoric landscape through monuments (pp. 155–194). Leiden, The Netherlands: Sidestone Press.
Vancouver
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De Reu J, Bourgeois J. Bronze age barrow research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): an overview. In: Fontijn D, Louwen A, van der Vaart S, Wentink K, editors. Beyond barrows : current research on the structuration and perception of the prehistoric landscape through monuments. Leiden, The Netherlands: Sidestone Press; 2013. p. 155–94.
MLA
De Reu, Jeroen, and Jean Bourgeois. “Bronze Age Barrow Research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): An Overview.” Beyond Barrows : Current Research on the Structuration and Perception of the Prehistoric Landscape Through Monuments. Ed. David Fontijn et al. Leiden, The Netherlands: Sidestone Press, 2013. 155–194. Print.
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  author       = {De Reu, Jeroen and Bourgeois, Jean},
  booktitle    = {Beyond barrows : current research on the structuration and perception of the prehistoric landscape through monuments},
  editor       = {Fontijn, David and Louwen, AJ and van der Vaart, S and Wentink, Karsten},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {Bronze age barrow research in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium): an overview},
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