EEN BRONSTIJDHUIS GEBOUWD BIJ EMMEN (DR.)
At Bargercompascuum, near Emmen (province of Drenthe) a Bronze Age house has been reconstructed, based on a house plan of 16x5.5 m which was excavated near Emmen in 1965. The aisled house is characterized by four rows of posts enclosed by a foundation trench which will have contained the base of a heavy wall of split timber. In the reconstruction the rows of posts support horizontal beams in two directions: crosswise connecting the pairs of the inner rows (as to forming trusses), and lengthwise connecting these trusses as well as the outer rows of posts. The lengthwise connections function as purlins, supporting ordinary rafters.