DE VALKUILEN VAN DE VERBEELDING
The author opposes some ofthe views in Fokkens' contribution to the Patina Festschrift for Jay Butler (Fokkens, 2001). The picture given of Early Bronze Age Barbed Wire pottery is one-sided. The Late Neolithic tradition, mainly apparent in the small (and early?) beakers is prominenfly featured, whereas the bigger, coarse ware is seriously neglected. Other major points of criticism concern Fokkens' views on Bronze Age houses in the Netherlands. ln his illustration of the structural reconstruction of the buildings he uncritically follows Huijts (1992), besides using uncustomary English terminology for the elements ofthe buildings.