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    STUDIA HISTORIA - Issue no. 1 / 2014  
         
  Article:   LATE IRON AGE SPITS FROM DACIA / QUEL TYPE DE FESTIN EN DACIE, À LA FIN DE L’ÂGE DU FER? USTENSILES À SERVIR LA VIANDE.

Authors:  GELU A. FLOREA.
 
       
         
  Abstract:  A comparison between the ceremonial public feasting in Late Iron Age Gaul and meat consumption in Dacia reveals entirely different patterns. Spits and flesh hooks have been found in fortresses and settlements but none of them in similar assemblages as they occur in Gaul. Such a decorated (probably ceremonial) artefact was found, during earlier excavations, in a tower of the fortress of Piatra Roşie, along with other prestigious goods, belonging probably to a member of the local élite. In Late Iron Age Dacia, food and wine consumption seems to have been more like individual, or involving small, privileged groups.

Key words: Late Iron Age, flesh hooks, feasting, Dacia.

 
         
     
         
         
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